A veteran education policy analyst, researcher and organizer, Liz Cohen is a Senior Director at Whiteboard Advisors, where she works with a dynamic portfolio of social impact organizations, nonprofits and technology firms. Her current practice focuses on the intersection of student and educator success, parent and community engagement, and public policy. She brings to bear years of experience in education policy, research and advocacy to lead complex research and due diligence and help organizations navigate the ever-changing world of elementary and secondary education.
For nearly two decades, Liz has worked as a trusted advisor and research consultant for foundations, districts, and non-profit organizations in the K-12 education space. Liz was also a member of the inaugural cohort of Harvard University’s Center for Education Policy Research Strategic Data Project. She began her career in education at the District of Columbia Public Schools where she worked in the Office of Data and Accountability. She also worked at the District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent, the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness in New York City, and 50CAN.
Active in her community, Liz is a member of the board of directors for Sela Public Charter School, which offers students from pre-K to 5th grade a high-quality academic experience rooted in global citizenship and Hebrew language immersion. A parent of three children and resident of Chevy Chase, Maryland, Liz holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.