James Modisette

Associate, Development and Board Relations

“The future of data is a system where no student, parent, or teacher is left in the dark without the information they need to make key educational choices involving a child’s future.”


James supports DQC’s ongoing fundraising and grant management efforts, which back the organization’s work to ensure students, parents, educators, and partners have access to the information they need to make decisions and help students excel. He also supports development and engagement strategies for DQC’s Board of Directors, as well as other key organizational initiatives.

Before joining DQC, James worked as an AmeriCorps VISTA member for MENTOR, a nonprofit organization helping to close the mentoring gap for the one in three young people growing up without critical mentoring support. In that role, he supported funder research, Board briefings, and events. Prior to working as an AmeriCorps volunteer, James interned for the Army Heritage Center Foundation, Mercy Medical Angels, and Goodwill.

James holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and religion from Dickinson College. When he is not working, James enjoys hiking, paddleboarding, and watching football.

Who are your education heroes? My parents, teachers, and mentors who ensured I received a good education.

What is your favorite DQC resource? The Data + Out-of-School Time Partnerships = Student Success infographic because it shows the important connection data can play between school, mentoring, and workforce development.

What’s your superpower? My ability to eat the same food almost every day and not get tired of it.