Staff

Dia Bryant

Dia Bryant

Executive Director

Dia is executive director at The Education Trust–New York. In that role, she leads an ambitious policy and advocacy…

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Kalima Johnson

Kalima Johnson

Associate Director of Advocacy and Partnerships

Kalima supports Ed Trust–NY’s efforts to advance policies that close equity gaps in early childhood education, K-12, and higher…

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Lara Kyriakou

Lara Kyriakou

Associate Director of Early Childhood Education Policy and Advocacy

Lara leads the early childhood work at The Education Trust–New York, including coordinating the statewide Raising NY coalition of…

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Tiffany Lankes
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Tiffany Lankes

Communications Director

Tiffany Lankes is the communications director for The Education Trust–New York. She works to elevate an ambitious policy agenda…

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Sally Mayes

Sally Mayes

Chief of Staff

Sally supports the implementation of The Education Trust–New York's strategic plan, leads project management for the team, and oversees…

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Wagaye Mesele

Wagaye Mesele

Operations Associate

Wagaye assists with finance processing, supports the Communications Director with website and social media management, and helps coordinate grant…

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Casey Khanh Nguyen

Casey Khanh Nguyen

Higher Education Data and Policy Analyst

Casey collects and analyzes higher education data to inform The Education Trust–New York’s postsecondary equity agenda, which focuses on…

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Elizabeth Warden

Elizabeth Warden

Communications Manager

As the communications manager for Ed Trust–NY, Elizabeth works to amplify and promote the organization’s policy and advocacy agenda…

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