Kristin Yochum

Director, Federal Policy

Kristin joined DQC in 2013 to advocate for the use of data to improve student achievement at national and federal levels. She leads the Federal Policy team in their development and implementation of advocacy among national partners and within congress and the administration. 

Prior to joining DQC Kristin spent 10 years working in public service and education. Most recently she served as the director of intergovernmental affairs at the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS), where she developed the first database tracking the spending of the federal Charter Schools Programs for correlation to the development of public charter schools and the outcomes of their students. Prior to working with NAPCS she served in various roles in District of Columbia government, most notably deputy chief of staff to the state superintendent of education.

Kristin received her bachelor’s degree from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut, where she double-majored in politics and communications, and she earned a master’s in public administration from American University in Washington, DC.