Emily Jacobson

Associate Director of M-SARA
Policy & Research

Emily Jacobson is the associate director for the Midwestern State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (M-SARA) at the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC). Emily has been with the compact since 2014 and manages the development, implementation, administration, and oversight of M-SARA. M-SARA enables states in the MHEC region to enter into a voluntary reciprocity agreement for the purpose of authorizing colleges and universities to provide online and other distance-based courses and programs to students living in other states.

Prior to working at the compact, Emily held roles in higher education and healthcare geared towards promotion and outreach. She supported student- and faculty-based programs at the institutional level and engaged with clients and clinical systems in the space of business development and public affairs.

Emily thrives on building relationships, enjoys training and education, and is passionate about making the world a more diverse and equitable place.