Chief of Staff
Bonnie Beukema is the chief of staff at the Raikes Foundation. Prior to joining the foundation, Bonnie worked in the field of early childhood and K-12 education as an advocate, policy advisor, program administrator and non-profit manager. Most recently, she served as the deputy director of the NY Early Childhood Institute, CUNY and as senior managing director, growth strategy & development at Teach For America in New York City. In Washington state, Bonnie previously served as deputy director of the League of Education Voters and assistant director of outcomes and accountability at the Department of Early Learning, where she led initiatives including the federal Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge grant. Bonnie received her bachelor’s degree in political science from University of London and her master’s degree in comparative political science from the London School of Economics.