Ewaoluwa Obatuase

Policy Analyst, Higher Education Policy

Ewaoluwa Obatuase is a Policy Analyst with the Higher Education team in the Education Policy Program. She previously worked with the team as a consultant and intern on various projects, including writing blogs for EdCentral.

Obatuase is passionate about the intersection of higher education and immigration policy issues. Inspired by her own journey and struggles through undergrad, Obatuase has worked with various advocacy organizations and pushed for policies and practices that support DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and undocumented students in attaining a higher education. During her internship with New America, she wrote a blog post that influenced Maryland legislators to draft a bill to address health professional licensure for immigrant students in the state and it was signed into law in May 2023. Obatuase has written op-eds and been featured in various news platforms for her work and advocacy including The Washington Post, The Hechinger Report, and Maryland Today.

Obatuase holds a master’s in public policy from the University of Maryland, College Park and earned her undergraduate degree with honors in political science from Trinity Washington University.