STRATEGY OFFICER FOR FINANCE AND FEDERAL POLICY
Wayne Taliaferro is Lumina's strategy officer for finance and federal policy. He previously worked at the Center for Law and Social Policy's (CLASP) Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success, where he was a senior policy analyst. His work at CLASP focused on federal and state policies to support adult and nontraditional student access, affordability, and success. He also led a body of work on postsecondary and employment pathways for people involved in the criminal justice system. Prior to working at CLASP, Wayne worked as a research analyst at the University of Maryland College Park's Office of Institutional Research, and as a coordinator and analyst at DC Public Schools. He also served as a research consultant for Collegiate Directions, Inc. Wayne holds an A.M. in urban education policy from Brown University and a B.A. in psychology from Morehouse College.