Da’Shon Carr

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Researcher, Applied Research & Equitable Evaluation

Da’Shon is dedicated to leveraging culturally responsive and equitable evaluation methods to empower and support communities on pathways to accessing and completing an education that will improve economic mobility. Her commitment to advancing equity and advocating for historically underrepresented and marginalized communities stems from her upbringing in Sacramento, California. Raised in a working-class family and being a first-generation college student at University of California, Davis, she values the power of education and what it means for communities on the pathway to achieving greater socioeconomic mobility.

Prior to Education Northwest, Da’Shon worked as a policy analyst at New America, where she focused on advancing basic needs policy that would promote postsecondary success for historically marginalized and low-income students. She has worked at Public Profit, a small woman-owned San Francisco Bay Area consulting firm. There, she learned how to apply culturally responsive, equitable, and participatory evaluation methods to deeply engage communities in improving service delivery and program outcomes for low-income communities and communities of color. While in graduate school, she worked at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work's Texas Institute for Child and Family Wellbeing Center, co-leading quantitative data collection and analysis to improve childcare access and quality in the state of Texas.


  • B.A., African American and African Studies, University of California, Davis
  • B.A., Sociology, University of California, Davis
  • M.A., Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin

My favorite villain in a book, movie, or TV show is...

Regina George

My dream dinner party guest is...

Michelle Obama or Beyonce

Is a hotdog a sandwich? Why?...

No. It's a hotdog!

Da’Shon Carr

Areas of Expertise

  • Qualitative Methods
  • Equitable Evaluation
  • Postsecondary Access and Success
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion