Danya Kachkou


Danya Kachkou joined ESG as a graduate intern for the summer of 2022. Prior to joining ESG, she served as a Graduate Research Assistant at the Ray Marshall Center for Human Resources at the University of Texas at Austin. In this role, her research focused on the pathways of opportunity youth in Texas, and she created a database of education and workforce development service providers across the state’s major metro areas. She also served as an Admissions Officer for Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS), a non-profit youth development organization, and as a sixth-grade English teacher in Houston.
Danya is a Master’s Candidate at the LBJ School for Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Policy Studies from Rice University.

Why are you in this work?

I am in this work because I believe that all students deserve access to a quality education. While just part of the equation, effective education and workforce development policies and programs that center equity can catalyze economic mobility for a more just and equal society.

Why ESG?

ESG is uniquely positioned to promote innovation and equity in educational systems across the country and continuously prioritizes students historically underserved by educational institutions. I am excited to contribute to the work ESG does to build a more equitable education system.

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