As the Education Consultant in a shared role with the Colorado Workforce Development Council and the Colorado Department of Education, Janae is a connection point between business and education. She supports schools and communities to develop cutting-edge postsecondary workforce readiness programs and passionately believes that all individuals deserve fulfilling careers. Prior to joining CWDC/CDE in 2022, Janae developed and launched the Business Education Connection in Durango, Colorado, where she supported work-based learning programs and internships at three unique high schools. Janae holds an MA in education, a school career development advisor certification, and is an international coaching federation associate certified coach. You might also find Janae playing cello in her band, marveling at the wonders in her garden, or on bikes or skis in the mountains around Durango, where she makes her home.