Michelle Dimino is the Deputy Director of Education at Third Way, where she works to elevate value and return on investment in the national higher education debate. Michelle’s research and advocacy focus on improving student outcomes, promoting quality and transparency, and strengthening accountability through pragmatic policy reforms that put today’s students first. Her writing and commentary on these issues have been featured in media outlets such as The Washington Post, CNBC, The Hill, POLITICO, and Inside Higher Ed.

Michelle is driven by her deep conviction in the power of a college education to enrich lives and provide meaningful socioeconomic mobility. Prior to joining Third Way, she worked in communications and public affairs roles helping universities share their stories of impact and advocating for international education and exchange programs. Michelle earned a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature from Harvard University and a master’s degree in higher education from the University of Pennsylvania.

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