James Mikolowsky joined the Hunt Institute in August 2018 as a Policy Analyst. In this role, he conducts research on higher education policy issues and provides analysis to the Institute’s policymaker audiences through a variety of written publications. Mikolowsky previously worked at the Data Quality Campaign, where he analyzed postsecondary data policy and tracked state legislative trends. He also spent time in the United States Senate working to advance policies that provide support to underserved student populations. He is a graduate of Pomona College in California, with a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy Analysis and Political Science. He enjoys cooking and spending time outdoors.