Rachel Fishman is a senior policy analyst with the Education Policy program at New America. She is a member of the higher education team, where she provides research and analysis on policies related to higher education including college affordability, public education, data transparency, and access and success of underrepresented students. Fishman and her work have been cited in such media outlets as The New York Times, The Washington Post, Washington Monthly, U.S. News and World Report, USA Today, Inside Higher Ed, Chronicle of Higher Education, and NPR. Her blogging on financial aid won a national award from the Education Writers Association in 2013.
Fishman previously worked as an education advisor for The College Planning Center in Boston where she provided guidance to students and families how to plan and pay for college. Fishman holds a master’s degree in higher education from Harvard Graduate School of Education and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.