Policy Director, Goldman School of Public Policy,
University of California, Berkeley
Erin Coghlan is policy director at the Berkeley Institute for the Future of Young Americans in the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. She has conducted research on policy paradigms in education, with an emphasis on the school accountability debate in California and Tennessee. Prior to graduate school, she spent several years working for the nonprofit evaluation firm MDRC, where she was a qualitative researcher and studied programs to improve student access and success at community colleges. She received her PhD in education policy at University of California, Berkeley.