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Jagir comes to the Georgetown Law evening program while working on education policy at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) within the Executive Office of the President. At OMB, Jagir provides policy, regulatory, and budgetary oversight over Federal education programs.  Jagir’s portfolio spans a range of education issues, including Title IX and the Clery Act; free inquiry; Historically Black Colleges and Universities and minority-serving institutions; and postsecondary access and completion. At Georgetown, Jagir has been a law fellow, an editor for the Georgetown Law Journal, and an executive member of OutLaw.

Prior to joining OMB, Jagir served as a budget and policy analyst within the Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development at the U.S. Department of Education. At the Education Department, Jagir also had served as an adviser to the Under Secretary for higher education policy and was a Presidential Management Fellow.

Jagir’s career in education was sparked after teaching in the Mississippi Delta and Durham, North Carolina; working on education community development projects in Sierra Leone, and supporting LGBTQ+ and first-generation college students at Harvard College.

Jagir attended Harvard Graduate School of Education, where they earned their master’s degree and conducted policy research on early childhood assessments, teacher evaluations, and school finance.  As a Robertson Scholar and first-generation college student, Jagir received a bachelor’s degree with the highest honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a minor in education and licensure in middle and secondary grades social studies from Duke University.

Jagir hails from South Florida and has focused on civil rights, gender-based violence, and education law while studying at Georgetown.