Daniel Kent is a program associate for research in the Higher Learning program. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2021, Mr. Kent worked in Philadelphia at Research for Action, focused on generating research to inform equitable higher education policy across the country. He has also lived abroad in Singapore, serving as a member of the admissions team at Yale-NUS College, one of the first liberal arts colleges in Asia. Mr. Kent has been published in both public-facing and scholarly outlets including University World News, International Higher Education, The Hechinger Report, Inside Higher Education, Perspectives on Urban Education Journal, and the American Educational Research Journal. Additionally, his work has been cited by media outlets including the New York Times and The Tennesseean, among others. He is also on the volunteer scholarship committees for TheDream.US and Point Foundation, and reads applications for QuestBridge. Mr. Kent holds a BA in music and finance from William & Mary, and an MSEd in higher education from the University of Pennsylvania.