Jana Rausch Coffey
Senior Manager of Media and Public Affairs


  • Professional development
  • School reform
  • Teacher compensation
  • Teacher quality

Jana Rausch Coffey is senior manager of media and public affairs for the California-based Milken Family Foundation. In this position, Rausch works with Lowell Milken’s initiatives that are designed to ensure an effective educator in every American classroom: the Milken Educator Awards and the TAP System for Teacher and Student Advancement and the Best Practices Center under the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching. She plays a key role in developing relationships with stakeholders and the media as well as building audiences and professional learning communities through the Web and social media. Rausch is a go-to expert on social media training and is a member of the Milken Institute’s social media team for the world-renowned Global Conference. Rausch previously worked in media and policy at the university and federal government levels. She graduated with dual bachelor’s degrees in English and French from the University of California, Santa Barbara.