Chelsea Coffin joined the D.C. Policy Center in September 2017 as the Director of the Education Policy Initiative. She has over ten years’ experience in early, K-12, and higher education at government agencies, foundations, non-profits, multi-lateral institutions, and schools.

Most recently, Chelsea supported planning for D.C.’s public charter sector with analyses of supply, demand, and other critical topics at the D.C. Public Charter School Board. She has also produced education case studies, evaluations, research, and monitoring tools for the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, and Educate! in Uganda. Chelsea began her career in education as a secondary school teacher with the Peace Corps in Mozambique.

Chelsea holds a Bachelor of Arts from Middlebury College and a Master of Arts from Johns Hopkins University (SAIS) in International Economics and Development.

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