Data and Policy Analyst, P-12 Policy, the Education Trust
Kayla Patrick is a Data and Policy Analyst on the P-12 Policy team at the Education Trust. She conducts data and policy analysis related to trends in opportunities and student outcomes with a focus on identifying and remedying systematic disparities. Kayla works to inform federal and state policymakers and advocates. Her work has been featured in places like the New York Times, Vox, and the Washington Post. Prior to joining The Education Trust, Kayla worked at the National Women’s Law Center, where she conducted research and data analysis on critical issues that impact women and girls. While there, she led a team to produce a well-publicized report, Let Her Learn: Stopping School Pushout for Girls. She also co-authored a report, “Dress Coded: Black girls, bodies, and bias in D.C. schools,” with 20 Black girls in Washington D.C. that outlines the harmful effects of dress codes on girls’ learning outcomes.
A native of the Bay Area, Kayla holds a master’s degree from Teacher’s College, Columbia University in education policy, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Wellesley College.