Hedy Chang is executive director of Attendance Works, a national and state initiative aimed at advancing student success by addressing chronic absence. She co-authored the seminal report "Present, Engaged and Accounted For: The Critical Importance of Addressing Chronic Absence in the Early Grades," as well as numerous other articles about student attendance. Deeply committed to promoting two-generation solutions to achieving a more just and equitable society, Chang has spent more than two decades working in the fields of family support, family economic success, education, and child development. She served as a senior program officer at the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund and as co-director of California Tomorrow. In February 2013, Chang was named a Champion of Change by the White House for her commitment to furthering African American Education. She received her MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School.