Team Member

Nathan Kriha

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Nathan Kriha

P-12 Policy Analyst

Nathan Kriha is a policy analyst on the P-12 policy team where he focuses on topics related to educator quality and increasing the number of teachers of color in the educator workforce.

Prior to joining Ed Trust, Nathan worked as a legal assistant at Kriha Boucek, LLC, where he helped guide school administrators as they navigated the early stages of the pandemic. Then, while pursuing his MPP, Nathan served as a research associate for FutureEd, providing research and writing support on projects ranging from ESSER spending to statewide longitudinal data systems.

A native of Chicagoland, Nathan holds a master’s of public policy from Georgetown and a B.A. in Liberal Studies from the University of Notre Dame.

Favorite Sports Team:
Notre Dame. Let’s go Irish!!

What’s your favorite thing to do outside of work?|I’m an avid reader, I love sci-fi and literary fiction.

What drew you to education?
I have always loved school and the process of learning — many of my favorite moments in life take place in or around schools. However, the ongoing political chaos that started in 2016 made me realize just how fragile education policy can be and that we, as a country, need more people fiercely advocating on behalf of the students and families that are far too often ignored.