Jillian Klein is vice president of government and regulatory affairs for Strategic Education, Inc. where she works with internal and external partners on higher education policy, postsecondary innovation and federal financial aid compliance on behalf of Capella University and Strayer University. She was part of the team that created Capella University’s FlexPath direct assessment program offerings, including the first bachelor’s and master’s level programs approved to receive federal financial aid by the Department of Education. Jillian received a B.A. in business administration from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, a M.A. in systematic theology from Luther Seminary, and is an alumna of the Policy Fellows program at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and two young girls.