Team Member

David Williams

David Williams

K-12 Data Analyst

Dave has left The Education Trust for his next adventure. Though he is no longer at Ed Trust, we maintain this bio page as a record of the wonderful work he contributed while with us.


Dave is a data analyst on the K-12 Policy and Practice team, focused on studying data sets dealing with school funding inequities, accountability systems, and a variety of other topics.

Prior to joining The Education Trust, Dave worked as a field organizer in southwestern Pennsylvania for President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, where he focused on communicating policy issues to local constituents. Dave has previously interned at the U.S. Department of Education, working in the Office of Communications and Outreach. He has also spent time teaching at-risk students in the Pittsburgh area.

Originally from outside Philadelphia, Dave holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations and a master’s degree in public policy, both from Carnegie Mellon University.

What are people most surprised to learn about you?
I was in the 2012 NBA Draft … they are not surprised to learn that I wasn’t drafted.

What drew you to education?
I spent a summer during college teaching at-risk students in Pittsburgh because a friend thought I would be a good fit for the program. After working with my students and fellow teachers that summer, there was never any doubt in my mind that I’d be working in the education policy field after graduation.

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