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NWEA Contributors

  • Joi Converse - Joi brings passion, creativity and a desire to communicate effectively as Interactive Marketing Coordinator at NWEA. In her role she develops strategies for digital media campaigns, manages daily social media activities and updates web properties. Joi received her Masters in Higher Education Leadership from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Whitworth University. When she is not at work, she enjoys exploring the beauty of the Northwest with her family. However, Joi still has not found mountains that can compare to those in her home state of Alaska.


  • Kara Bobowski - Kara brings 15+ years of marketing communications experience to her role as the Senior Manager of Digital Content at NWEA. She is passionate about learning and creating opportunities to share NWEA partner stories on a variety of platforms. For the past year, Kara has been creating content for Assessment, working on the NWEA-Gallup assessment perceptions study, and collaborating with the Task Force on Assessment Education for Teachers. Prior to that, Kara held communications and consulting roles in a variety of industries. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Notre Dame and earned a master's degree from Northwestern University.


  • Jean Fleming - Jean brings over 25 years of experience in education to her role at NWEA. She began as a middle school reading teacher in the Berkeley, California public schools. There, she developed a curriculum focused on engaging students in career explorations to foster a love of reading. She served as lead instructional designer for an online reading curriculum, held senior editorial positions with Technology & Learning magazine and, and managed global communications for the Intel Foundation’s professional development program.