Katherine Valle
Higher Education Policy Advisor

Higher Ed

  • Accreditation
  • College graduation rates
  • Community colleges
  • Costs
  • Developmental education
  • Enrollment
  • Federal policy
  • Financial aid
  • HBCUs
  • Hispanic students
  • Low-income students
  • Race and diversity
  • Readiness
  • Remediation
  • Value of college

Katherine Valle serves as a higher education policy advisor for the Democratic staff of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce. Her portfolio includes federal loans, access programs, competency based education and minority-serving institutions. Prior to her work in Congress, Valle was a senior research analyst at the Institute for Higher Education Policy focused on the legislative history of financial aid programs and strengthening community partnerships to increase postsecondary attainment. Previously, Valle was the associate director of policy research at the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, the formerly independent federal committee that advised Congress on student financial-aid policy. Valle also worked in the Dominican Republic, where she advised the Office of the First Lady on education technology policy and partnered with non-governmental organizations to develop a national literacy program. Valle holds a bachelor’s degree in criminology from the University of Florida and master’s degrees in public policy and higher education from the University of Michigan. Originally from Peru, Valle moved to the U.S. as a young child.