Mark Huelsman

Mark joins the Hope Center’s Policy & Advocacy to further our systems changes efforts on behalf or #RealCollege students. He recently served as the Associate Director of Policy & Research at Demos, where he led the organization’s policy work on college affordability, student debt, and racial equity in higher education, and contributed to the organization’s work on the racial wealth gap and structural democracy reform. He has appeared on NPR, Fox News, Bloomberg, and C-SPAN, and his writing has been featured in CNN, The Washington Post, Slate, The Nation, The Guardian, The New Republic, Salon, Inside Higher Ed, The Hill, The American Prospect, and U.S. News and World Report.

A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mark holds a B.A. in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, and an Ed.M. in International Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Mark’s hope: That federal and state policymakers and institutional leaders are bold and unapologetic in centering, addressing, and designing policies around the experiences of students and families who have been too often marginalized.