June Bayha is an education advocate with more than 20 years of experience working directly with educators to bring innovative, youth-focused programs to schools and communities through grant funding. She has spent most of her career leading evaluation studies and spearheading initiatives to give youth more voice in their learning. Her work offers teachers more strategies to engage students through project-based or hands-on learning relevant to their interests and provides funders with data outcomes on returns on their investments.
She previously served as project director at WestEd, where she led the state-wide evaluation of the California Career Technical Education (CTE) Pathways program. The initiative aimed strengthen CTE pathways and linkages between K-12 schools and community colleges. During her WestEd tenure, Bayha wrote grant proposals that resulted in more than $10 million in funding.
Bayha attended Pasadena City College, Claremont McKenna College and Johns Hopkins University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in History/Government and a Master of Arts in Public Policy.