Leanne Davis is a research analyst at the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), where she is a member of the applied research team. Her research interests include equitable access to higher education for all students, higher education financing, and non-traditional college students.
Prior to joining IHEP, Davis worked as a research associate focusing on adult college completion and college financing topics. Davis spent eight years as a college counselor which led to her interest in understanding how students make decisions on where to attend college, and how the resources available to them play a role in that decision. Before shifting to higher education, Davis worked for several years in various non-profit management and fundraising settings.
Davis earned her M.A. from the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at The George Washington University, with a concentration in higher education policy and finance. She previously graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a B.S. degree in Political Science and served as a Naval Aviator.