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David Altstadt is a director in the Policy & Advocacy practice at JFF. He develops nonpartisan policy solutions and cultivates partnerships with policymakers, practitioners, and advocates to influence the direction of national and state policies governing education, workforce development, and poverty alleviation programs.

His responsibilities include producing policy resources and developing partnerships and programs for advising state policymakers.

Altstadt’s skills and areas of expertise include:

  • Postsecondary education and training systems
  • Research and policy analysis
  • Communications
  • Service line development
  • Business development

Before joining JFF full time, Altstadt was a consultant for JFF, the Aspen Institute, and the Working Poor Families Project.

Educational background:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, Ohio University
  • Master’s degree in liberal studies, concentration in social and public policy, Georgetown University