Misuzu Schexnider is a Program Director in the Inclusive Economy Lab and leads a portfolio of projects related to opportunity youth. Misuzu was formerly an associate program officer at Generation All, an initiative of the Chicago Community Trust that seeks to revitalize neighborhood public high schools.  Prior to that, she was an English teacher at North Lawndale College Prep High School on Chicago's west side and at Naperville Central High School

She holds a master’s in public policy from The University of Chicago's Harris School and a B.A. in English and Secondary Education from Northwestern University. She and her partner raise two exuberant children on the border of Humboldt Park and Logan Square.