Yasmin Fallahkhair

Associate, Policy and Advocacy

Understanding where our students are and where they need to be is critical to improving education outcomes. Data fills this void, and also gives those who are making critical decisions for students the power to reach these outcomes in the most effective ways. 


Yasmin supports DQC’s advocacy efforts in policies and practices, working to ensure the effective and secure use of data in improving education outcomes. As a member of DQC’s Policy and Advocacy team, she tracks and analyzes legislation, conducts project-specific research, and builds internal knowledge on emerging issues, leaders, and news within education policy. Yasmin also helps to support the organization’s development, specifically funder relationships and grant management.

Before joining DQC in 2014, Yasmin graduated with a BA in political science from the University of Maryland, College Park. She interned at the US Department of Education in the Office of Innovation and Improvement, working with the Charter Schools Program team to streamline the handling of the Credit Enhancement Grants Program and the State Incentive Facilities Grants Program. Yasmin also participated in advocacy efforts as an undergraduate and worked closely with the Maryland Public Interest Research Group (MARYPirg) on campus.

Outside of work, Yasmin is a pop culture enthusiast and social media maven. She is pursuing a Master’s of Public Administration at American University, with a concentration in policy and management.