Cleo Hirsch grew up in Hull Massachusetts, a small beach town south of Boston. She has a bachelors degree from Tufts University in political science and American studies. At Tufts she played varsity soccer and worked for a non-profit designing and implementing environmental education programs for local kids. After college she lived in New York City where she taught middle school social studies and earned a master’s degree in teaching. For her summer internship, Cleo was a Mayoral Fellow in Chicago where she worked on a variety of city initiatives including the push to expand pre-school enrollment and the Chicago Is With You task force created to protect and support undocumented immigrants. Cleo is particularly interested in policy areas relating to education, women and families.
2017-18 GPN Co-Chair