Rachel Fishman, now at the New America Foundation, is a former policy analyst at Education Sector. Her research interests include college affordability and financial aid, measuring student learning outcomes, and access and success of nontraditional student populations in higher education.
Fishman graduated from Harvard Graduate School of Education with a master's degree in education, concentrating in higher education. At Harvard, she researched the barriers to access and retention of single mother students in public, 4-year institutions of higher education. She also researched and evaluated the consequences of the competitive use of financial aid by public, flagship universities. As part of Harvard's Field Experience Program, she worked as an education adviser at TERI College Planning Center, a federallyfunded TRIO Educational Opportunity Center. Here, she provided guidance to Boston-area residents on how to make planning and paying for college possible. Prior to graduate school, Fishman worked as a legal researcher at a corporate law firm in Chicago. She holds a bachelor's degree in political science and French from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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