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Nicolle Grayson
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Nicolle Grayson

Director of Communications

With more than 15 years of experience in issues advocacy, media relations, and strategic planning, Nicolle advances the organization’s equity agenda by disseminating its work and message to a broad range of stakeholders nationwide, including policymakers, practitioners, advocates, parents, and students. Prior to joining Ed Trust, Nicolle was a communications manager for The Pew Charitable Trusts, where she oversaw outreach efforts on behalf of the Kids’ Safe & Healthful Foods Project, a joint initiative of Pew and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Nicolle has also worked at D.C.-based public and media relations firms, Widmeyer Communications and The Caraway Group, where she served nonprofit, government, and corporate clients. She has a master’s degree in education policy and leadership from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a bachelor’s degree from Spelman College.

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Why are you passionate about working at Ed Trust?
My work makes a difference. I love that the communications work of Ed Trust not only shines a light on educational inequities that exist in our nation, but also promotes solutions that can improve the educational outcomes of our nation’s most underserved youth.

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