Abigail Cohen

Associate Director, Policy and Research
Abigail Cohen

No matter which piece of the education reform pie you think about, effective data use is the best way to drive change and improve outcomes for all children.


Abby oversees the strategic development and execution of DQC’s research work including DQC’s annual review of state report cards, Show Me the Data. Abby also works on issues related to teacher pipelines, teacher preparation, and out-of-school time learning.

Before joining DQC in 2015, Abby was the Director of Program Partners at Higher Achievement, a Washington, DC–based nonprofit that provides year-round academic support to middle school students. In this role, Abby managed all of the extracurricular programming provided to the more than 500 students in the program. Abby holds a B.A. in International Studies from the University of Richmond as well as an M.P.P from Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy.