Wesley Whistle is a senior advisor for policy and strategy with the Education Policy program at New America. As a member of the higher education team, he researches and analyzes policy, as well as implements advocacy strategies, to create a more equitable and accountable system of higher education. Prior to joining New America, Whistle was an education policy advisor at Third Way. He was previously a higher education administrator at colleges and universities in Kentucky, working on accreditation, federal and state reporting, and assessment. Whistle earned his master’s degree in public administration, with a concentration in education policy, from the University of Kentucky and his bachelor’s degree in political science from Kentucky Wesleyan College. His experience as a Pell Grant recipient and first-generation college graduate informs his work every day.