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Dan Tesfay

Data Analyst-in-Residence, Education

Dan Tesfay is the data analyst-in-residence in Education for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where he will assess and recommend 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.