Jane Clark

Senior Associate, Federal Policy and Advocacy

Access to high-quality education data empowers parents and educators to make the best decisions about a child’s education.

Jane joined the DQC team as a senior associate for federal policy and advocacy in 2018. In that role, she analyzes federal legislation and federal initiatives and helps direct DQC’s policy and advocacy work to identify opportunities for the federal government to promote and support improved data use. She is committed to DQC’s goals to ensure that all education stakeholders have access to high-quality data and can use it to improve outcomes for students. Working at DQC allows Jane to combine her commitment to education data and dedication to education policy more broadly.

Prior to joining DQC, Jane worked in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education at the US Department of Education. While there, she worked on K–12 data initiatives, including the development of internal policies related to data governance, privacy, and quality; and external support for states on data requirements in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Jane earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Oregon State University and a master’s degree in public policy from American University. When she’s not at DQC, she can be found walking her dog, rooting for the Washington Nationals, or working on a cooking project.