Director of Federal Advocacy
Emily Crawford has extensive higher education experience as well as Capitol Hill experience.
She specializes in education policy and federal appropriations, having secured millions of
dollars in federal funding for critical U.S. Department of Education college access programs. As
Vice President of the Committee for Education Funding Board of Directors, Emily advises a
coalition of over 100 education advocates navigate education policy, ranging from early
education to adult education, in Washington, D.C.
Previously, Emily served as Director of Government Relations for the National Council for
Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP), a national non-profit specializing in
educational equity and access for underserved communities. Having started her career as a
school counselor at Title I schools in Nevada, Emily deeply understands the importance of
access to education for all students.
She holds two advanced degrees – a masters degree in Counseling and Educational
Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno and a Masters in Public Policy, specializing in
higher education policy, from George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia.