Dana Bryson

Senior Vice President, Social Impact


Dana Bryson is the Senior Vice President of Social Impact at Study.com, leading the company’s social impact and double bottom-line strategy. She works to build new mission-aligned partnerships, manages the company's policy and strategic positioning, and champions equitable education initiatives. Under her leadership, Study.com launched "Keys to the Classroom" in 2022, an award-winning social impact initiative that aims to strengthen and diversify the teacher pipeline by helping educators prepare for and pass their certification exams. With more than 25 years of experience in the public, business enterprise, and nonprofit sectors, Dana has led organizations focused on issues ranging from pediatric cancer in developing countries, to urban farming and equity in education, to name a few. She has worked to increase social impact investment and grow community capacity, as a Cabinet-level appointee for two US Mayors, (Jerry Brown and Anthony Williams) and a senior appointee for Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper. Bryson spent more than a decade in executive positions in Oakland, Washington, D.C., and Denver, where she designed and built data-driven initiatives that had a tangible and measurable impact on equity in education and student learning outcomes. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor’s Degree in both Foreign Affairs and French Literature from the University of Virginia.