Emily Goldman

Program Officer
Portrait of Emily Goldman

Prior to joining the Foundation, Emily spent five years as Senior Policy Manager for the Partnership for College Completion, an organization providing support to colleges and universities for campus-based equity change that also advances state policy for equity in higher education. As the organization's inaugural policy lead, Emily and her team played an integral role in drafting and passing state legislation aimed at making higher education more affordable, accessible and equitable, including the creation of the Commission on Equitable Public University Funding.

Prior to her work with the Partnership, Emily was an associate attorney for The Barclay Law Group, representing clients in a variety of practice areas, including family, employment and bankruptcy law. She also was a Post-Doc Public Interest Fellow at the Sargent Shriver National Center on Policy Law. Emily says that her policy work is informed by her time as an admissions officer at DeVry University as well as her experience navigating higher education as a first-generation college student.

Emily graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor's degree in business and earned her law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

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Chicago Tribune

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Research Report

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Research Report

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