Evan Omerso

Associate Director, Strategic Communications

Data is just another word for evidence, and we can't be confident in our assumptions without it. We must be confident the education system is working for all kids, and we need data for that.


Evan provides senior-level leadership for the strategic communications team, advancing strategies and priorities with a steady eye on DQC’s goal to increase public understanding of the value of education data. He directs DQC’s editorial and digital media strategy and leads the development of campaigns and public-facing resources.

Evan collaborates with other senior leaders to develop and direct strategic priorities for the organization, and he manages staff and consultants working to amplify the power of education data through research, blog posts, websites, videos, infographics, and publications, as well as through traditional and social media vehicles.

Evan is proud to support DQC’s vision of all education stakeholders—especially parents and teachers—having the right information and support to help students excel, no matter where they live.

Evan began his career in education advocacy in 2005 as part of the communications team at the Council of Chief State School Officers, a membership organization of the top education officials from the states, and joined DQC in 2011. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the Catholic University of America and a master’s degree in English and American literature from Georgetown University. Evan spends his free time working crossword puzzles, mixing classic cocktails, and walking his spirited American Staffordshire terrier around Northeast DC.