Catherine Brown serves as senior director at TICAS, helping to advance affordability, equity and college completion. Her work focuses on scaling evidence-based efforts to increase college persistence and completion. She also oversees TICAS’s state work in Michigan. Previous to joining TICAS, Brown served as the vice president of education policy at the Center for American Progress, vice president for policy at Teach for America and as a senior consultant for Leadership for Educational Equity. Earlier in her career, Brown was a senior education policy adviser for the House Committee on Education and Labor, where she advised Chairman George Miller (D-CA). In 2008, Brown served as the domestic policy adviser for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Brown received her bachelor’s degree from Smith College and holds a master’s in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and two sons.
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