She has a master of arts in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University and graduated magna cum laude in 2002 with a degree in journalism from Texas Christian University. Before joining CF, she was an international affairs journalist for WORLD Magazine and communications director for the Institute on Religion and Public Policy.
Priya's primary research areas include education reform and labor policy. Her expertise has been featured in various outlets including:
KDKA, WITF, WHYY, the Patriot News, and the Philadelphia Inquirer, amongst others.
A native of Zambia, Africa, Priya has lived, worked and traveled across the United States (though still admits to a strong fondness for soccer).
She is deeply passionate about America's founding principles, crafting sound public policy to better people's lives, and ballroom dance.
Given our still-sputtering economy, Americans have grown used to their public schools facing tight budgets. This fiscal squeeze has drawn out a hidden crisis in public education: How do we keep our best teachers in the classroom?