Associate Director, Federal Policy and Advocacy
Rachel Anderson leads the Data Quality Campaign’s work to foster an effective role for the federal government in supporting education data use. Anderson’s work focuses on student data privacy, federal policy, student access to data, education research, and state and federal legislation. Before joining DQC in 2013, Anderson worked as a research analyst in early childhood development at Child Trends, a nonprofit research organization. There, she explored topics such as the definition and measurement of school readiness skills, curriculum implementation and evaluation, and teacher preparation and professional development. During her graduate studies, she worked for the Ounce of Prevention Fund, providing early education policy information and guidance to state advocates. Anderson earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Emory University and a master’s in public policy from The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy Studies.