Higher Education Research Analyst
Gabriel Montague is a higher education research analyst who utilizes data to develop a strong evidence-based foundation for institutional, state, and federal level policy recommendations through the lens of antiracism, equity, and accountability in higher ed. Previously, Gabriel was selected to be Ed Trust’s inaugural Nichols Fellow of Higher Education Research.
Prior to joining Ed Trust, he earned his master’s degree in Education Policy and Analysis from Harvard University, where he served as a diversity recruitment intern for the Harvard Graduate School of Education Office of Admissions.
While earning his B.S. in Statistics from North Carolina State University, Gabriel gained work experience across campus divisions, including university housing, new student programs, multicultural student affairs, and more. As an undergraduate admissions intern, he engaged with prospective students and their families to ensure that perspectives from all students were thoroughly represented. As a student data & technology intern, he recognized the importance of using data to support students who have been underserved, providing recommendations to university leadership to increase the accessibility of standardized testing policies.
Musician. I’m a singer, pianist, and vocal arranger.
What are people most surprised to learn about you?
I’m quite the cook. I call myself “Chef Boyar-G”
Why are you passionate about working at Ed Trust?
I am passionate about working at Ed Trust because I don’t feel like I have to constantly educate and convince my coworkers about the impacts of racism, inequity, and other oppressive barriers to getting a good education. The shared organizational commitment to improving educational outcomes for students of color and from low-income backgrounds not only creates a safe environment for me, but also provides a strong platform for me to have a sustainable impact through my work.