Kacy Martin

Areas of Expertise

  • Quantitative analysis
  • Culture and climate
  • Multilingual learners

Kacy Martin

(she, her, hers)

Researcher & Data Fellow

Kacy’s work centers on understanding inequities in American public schools. In particular, she is concerned with the structural inequalities and implicit biases that inhibit educational opportunities for historically marginalized students. To that end, she hopes to employ data analysis to measure the use of exclusionary discipline in classrooms, as well as to inform the implementation of culturally relevant curricula that successfully supports students who are bilingual or multilingual.

Before joining the team at Education Northwest, Kacy worked as a research associate in the UCLA Center for the Transformation of Schools and with the UCLA Civil Rights Project. Kacy also taught courses in quantitative research methodology at the USC Price School of Public Policy and served as a summer research fellow at the RAND Corporation. Prior to her career in research, she taught fourth grade in Chicago Public Schools. Her experience as a teacher motivates her commitment to using data to support strategies that expand opportunities for students of color.

Kacy is an avid hiker and loves exploring the mountains and seashores of the West Coast. She also enjoys cooking, yoga, and aspires to be a mediocre surfer one day. Despite high hopes for his emotional intelligence, her dog behaves nothing like his namesake, Mister Rogers.


  • Ph.D., Education Policy, Michigan State University
  • M.A., Education, University of Michigan
  • B.A., Comparative Literature, University of Michigan