Jeff Baird is a program officer at Rasmuson Foundation. He moved to Alaska in August 2008 after accepting a one-year judicial clerkship with the Alaska Court System in Bethel. He accepted a second judicial clerkship in Anchorage in 2010 and joined Rasmuson Foundation in January 2011. Previously, Jeff spent six years working as a reporter for daily newspapers in northeastern Minnesota and North Dakota. He has experience covering a range of topics including government, education and economic development.
Jeff graduated with a degree in print journalism from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., in 1998. He earned his law degree from the University of St. Thomas School of Law, in Minneapolis, Minn., in 2008. Jeff, a native of Illinois, has been involved in public service throughout his life, and currently serves on the board of thread Alaska.