Casey Khánh Nguyễn assists in designing and executing TICAS’s equity-forward, student-centered, and data-driven research agenda. Specifically, she leads the racial economic mobility portfolio, where she examines, interrogates, and amplifies the value of a college education. Casey also manages TICAS’s internal processes for ensuring high-quality data analyses and research.

Before TICAS, Casey supported state-level advocacy at The Education Trust–New York. She worked with the Raising Education and Attainment in College Higher (REACH) NY coalition to execute an equity-driven postsecondary agenda focused on improving the educational experiences and outcomes for all students—particularly students from low-income backgrounds and students of color.

Prior to this, Casey supported funding and development efforts at The Opportunity Network, a college access, college success, and a career-readiness organization serving students from historically underrepresented communities.

She holds a master’s degree in Education Policy from Teachers College, Columbia University. She also earned bachelor’s degrees in Community & Regional Development and Asian American Studies from the University of California, Davis.