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Mycaeri Atkinson

Policy Fellow

Pronouns: She/Her


  • M.A. in Urban Education Policy: Brown University
  • B.A. in English and American Literature, New York University
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About Mycaeri Atkinson

As a Policy Fellow, Mycaeri Atkinson contributes to a wide array of research studies at RFA, including managing an evaluation of postsecondary racial equity initiatives at the state level through Lumina’s Talent, Innovation, and Equity grant.

Myci also conducts research on postsecondary education finance and access with an emphasis on promise programs, community colleges, student success funding, and emergency funding. In addition, she is evaluating the Dallas County (TX) Promise Program, a coalition of school districts, postsecondary institutions, employers and communities working together to help more Dallas County students complete college and begin careers. Atkinson also conducted a 50-state policy scan for a new digital portal that integrates data, policies, and resources about DACA and undocumented students to fuel change at the federal, state, and campus level, and build a diverse movement of partners and stakeholders advocating for undocumented students who are in the postsecondary landscape.

Prior to joining RFA, Atkinson was a research analyst and writer for the Virginia Department of Health and a third grade teacher in the Teach For America Greater New Orleans corps. Atkinson graduated with a Master’s from Brown University’s Urban Education Policy program where she assisted on community democracy research, with an emphasis on racial equity, intersectionality, and imbalances in deliberation.

  • My nickname is...


  • Can't stop listening to...

    Songs written by family and friends. I have so many talented musicians in my life!

  • Currently binge watching...

    Mare of Easttown!

Key Projects by Mycaeri Atkinson

P’unk Avenue and Community College of Philadelphia

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Mixed-Methods Evaluation of the Dallas County Promise Program

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Expanding the Knowledge Base on State Policies Impacting Undocumented Students in Higher Education

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Advancing Racial Equity in Higher Education Attainment

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