Kari McCarron is a trusted and highly valued expert in higher education policy, bringing first-hand experience within the federal higher education and science enterprise as a former Government Relations Representative for a major research university and as a Senior Higher Education Advocate. Kari focuses on funding for and advocacy of federal student aid, education research, and humanities and arts programming. She also works closely with clients on education regulations and policy, tax policy, and immigration issues.
Kari previously served as Director of Congressional and Governmental Affairs with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and as Senior Legislative Assistant within the Office of the President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). For over a decade, she has actively participated in associations, coalitions, and working groups related to higher education, scientific research, innovation, and student financial aid.
Issue Expertise: Higher Education Act and related education regulations, student issues, taxation, Immigration, education research, and humanities and arts programs.
Additional Experience: Kari honed her interest in science policy serving at the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Chemistry and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Kari also served as an Economist at the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Vital Statistics: A fan of all things maize and blue, Kari earned her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Michigan. Wanting to combine her interest in economics and science, Kari received her Master of Science in Public Policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology. When not enjoying the quietness of her office or the halls of Congress, Kari can be found shuttling her three boys between soccer practices.