Wesley Whistle is not ashamed to admit that he is a political junkie. Wesley strongly believes in the power of politics as a tool for change, especially for change in education.

As the Education Policy Advisor, Wesley works on higher education policy to improve student outcomes through increased transparency and accountability at the federal level. Through data analysis, research, and legislative advocacy, Wesley is moving the conversation around college from one exclusively focused on cost to one focused on the value students are getting from institutions of higher education.

Prior to joining Third Way, Wesley served his alma mater as the Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Research at Kentucky Wesleyan College, where he worked to improve student outcomes. There, he oversaw assessment, data analytics and government reporting, and he was heavily involved in the college’s reaccreditation. Wesley also worked in similar roles at the University of Louisville. Wesley graduated with a B.S. in Political Science from Kentucky Wesleyan College and a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in education policy from the University of Kentucky.

In his free time, Wesley enjoys spending time with his two dogs—or any dog, for that matter. Though he is a D.C. resident now, he will always call the Bluegrass state home.

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