Yasmin Fallahkhair

Senior Associate, Development and External Affairs

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. 


As a senior associate, Yasmin works across the organization to develop and implement DQC’s fundraising and communications strategies through thoughtful research, writing, and external engagement. She manages the grant management process and DQC’s digital media outreach and public releases, and she supports senior leadership as they cultivate relations with external stakeholders, including board members, funders, and partners.

Yasmin joined DQC in 2014 after earning her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in public administration, with a concentration in policy and management, at American University.

Passionate about improving the opportunities and outcomes of all youth, Yasmin has interned with the US Department of Education in the Office of Innovation and Improvement, advocated with the Maryland Public Interest Research Group, and worked with Becky’s Fund to provide prevention-based educational programs on domestic violence to K–12 students across the Washington, DC, metro area.

Outside of work, Yasmin is a pop culture enthusiast, DC sports fan, and social media maven.