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Dan Tesfay

Senior Program Officer, Education
Dan Tesfay

Dan Tesfay is a senior program officer – data science and analytics in Education for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where he assesses and recommends optimal data use to inform the education strategy.

Prior to joining the Kauffman Foundation, Tesfay was a director of data and analytics at Education Cities, where he led data management, research, website design, and Tableau dashboard creation for the multi-year, 45-state Education Equity Index project; and built models and forecasts to facilitate strategic planning for city-based partnerships that sought to increase and expand high-quality schools for low-income students.

Tesfay has a Master of Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Arts in government and sociology from the University of Texas at Austin.