Amy Laitinen is director for higher education with the Education Policy program at New America. Her work focuses on federal policies to increase quality, transparency, and equity in higher education as well as the politics of higher education reform.
She previously served as a senior policy advisor on higher education in both the U.S. Department of Education and the White House. She was named a top innovator for her work on federal policy and competency-based education by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Amy is the product of public higher education, holding a master’s degree in public policy from the University of California, Berkeley, a bachelor’s degree from New College of Florida, and an associate degree from Miami-Dade Community College.