Policy and Research Associate



MK Falgout

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MK Falgout (pronounced fal-goo) is a policy and research associate for Early Childhood Policy at American Progress. She supports the team’s strategic research and advocacy efforts to advance progressive early childhood policies that equitably expand access to affordable child care and early learning for families while ensuring fair compensation for early educators.

Before joining American Progress, Falgout interned at the National Women’s Law Center, supporting advocacy efforts for the Child Care for Working Families Act. She served as a congressional intern for Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY), chair of the House Appropriations Committee, during her final term. Falgout brings experience working directly with underinvested communities from her four years serving as a lead advocate and financial coach at the Community Empowerment Fund in Chapel Hill.

Falgout calls Durham, North Carolina, home and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in public policy and a minor in social and economic justice.

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