Jamira Burley
Strategic Initiatives Lead - Worldwide Education, Apple
Recognized by the Obama White House as a Gun Violence Prevention Champion of Change and a Forbes Under 30 Honoree in Law and Policy, Jamira has made it her mission to employ her personal experiences as the driving force to improve the lives of others. From implementing anti-violence programs throughout the City of Philadelphia when she was just a high school student, to organizing youth trainings around the world as an appointee to the United Nations Global Education First Initiative; Youth Advocacy Group, Jamira’s ardor for personal and social advancement is undeniable. She leads with marked expertise on youth engagement, education reform, social impact, gun violence prevention and criminal justice reform. In 2018, Jamira was the first United States citizen awarded the Global Leadership Award for Vital Voices and selected as an MIT Media Lab Fellow. Today, she works as the strategic initiatives lead (worldwide education) for Apple, developing, executing, and measuring the impact of their strategic relationships worldwide. Jamira collaborates with Government Relations, Apple Professional Learning, World Wide Education leadership, and Product Marketing teams to create and support the local implementation of select strategic initiatives, design innovative programs that demonstrate Apple’s products and leadership, and deliver inspirational virtual and physical customer experiences and content that excite the community, nurture relationships, further Apple values, and support sustainable customer success. Before joining Apple, Jamira was Head of Youth Engagement and Skills for the Global Business Coalition for Education; working to create collaborative relationships among youth, bilateral agencies, governments, and business leaders to enable innovative ways to educate, engage and activate young people around the world. Prior to the Global Business Coalition for Education, Jamira was the National Deputy Millennial Vote Director for Hillary for America, former manager at Amnesty International USA overseeing the U.S. justice portfolios addressing gun violence, police accountability and criminal justice reform.