Asa is a research and policy analyst for the Laura and John Arnold Foundation’s Education initiative. Prior to joining the Foundation, he worked as Development Associate for Community Relations for an international nonprofit organization in New York City where he specialized in communications and public outreach. Asa holds a degree in Government and Africana Studies from Cornell University, where he served as the only undergraduate student on Cornell University’s Board of Trustees. As an undergraduate, Asa was recognized as a Cornell Urban Scholars Fellow and interned in the Policy Department of the New York City Office of the Public Advocate where his primary responsibility was evaluating public transportation. He was also a Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow at Princeton University.