Eric Cherrie


Eric Cherrie joined Education Strategy Group in 2021 as an Associate to support the organization’s work on postsecondary attainment.

Previously, Eric worked as the Manager of Strategy and Impact for the Cowen Institute at Tulane University. His work focused on the design, implementation, and growth of strategic initiatives to improve educational and employment outcomes for young people in New Orleans. In an earlier role there, he coordinated a collaborative focused on reconnecting opportunity youth.

He also served two years with AmeriCorps, working in Austin, TX and Boulder, CO. During that time, he worked on dropout prevention, college access, and career readiness.

Eric holds an MBA from Tulane University and an MPA from the University of Colorado, Denver.

Why are you in this work?

I believe in the power of education as an ideal and as the most pragmatic solution to building a more equitable society. It’s exciting to work in a field that has the power to shape the world.

Why ESG?

People change systems, and I wanted to work for an organization that leverages experience, networks, and resources to improve complex educational systems around the country.

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