Our Team

We are a team of accomplished researchers, policy experts, operational staff, government relations strategists, and communicators. We share a passion for using evidence-based state policy to improve the lives of young children and their families, generating lifelong success stories for individuals, as well as strengthening the economies and communities in every state.

Senior Leadership

Executive Director and Professor of Early Childhood Education and Policy at Peabody College at Vanderbilt University
Deputy Director
Director of Data and Analytics
Director of Research
Operations Manager
Policy Director
Managing Director of Strategy and Partnerships

Policy Team

Senior Equity Research Associate
Postdoctoral Fellow
Senior Equity Research Associate
Policy Research Associate
State Policy Analyst
Assistant Policy Director
Senior State Policy Analyst
State Policy Analyst
Senior State Policy Analyst
Policy Research Associate
Policy Manager
Policy Manager
Senior Policy Research Associate

Data Team

Research and Evaluation Data Manager
Senior Data Analyst
Policy Data Analyst
Senior Policy Data Analyst

Research and Evaluation Team

Research Manager
Senior Research Associate
Research Associate

Outreach and Engagement Team

Senior Communications Manager
Senior State Relations Associate

Operations Team

Executive Assistant
Administrative Coodinator

Support Team

Graduate Research Assistant
Senior Student Associate — Outreach Team
Graduate Research Assistant — Research and Evaluation Team