Carmel Mary Martin
Carmel Mary Martin has a B.A. in Economics and International Studies
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[JR: While trimming out the trash, I found a LinkedIn link.]
Martin, Carmel [MC1989]
Executive Vice President at Center for American Progress
Washington, District Of Columbia
As the Executive Vice President for Policy at American Progress, Carmel manages policy across issue areas and is a key member of CAP’s executive team. Before joining American Progress, Martin was the assistant secretary for budget and policy at the Department of Education. In this position, she led the Department’s policy and budget development activities and served as a senior advisor to Secretary of Education.
Carmel worked in the United States Senate for ten years, serving as general counsel and deputy staff director for the late Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) as chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. She also previously worked in the Senate as chief counsel and senior policy adviser to former Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) and special counsel to former Sen. Tom Daschle (D-SD). Through her years in Congress, she worked on legislation related to education, budget, the economy, health care, and other issues of national importance.
Early in Martin’s career, she worked as a trial attorney for the Civil Rights Division of the Educational Opportunities Section at the Department of Justice, as well as in the private sector as a member of Hogan & Hartson’s (now Hogan Lovell’s) education practice. There she counseled and represented school districts and institutions of higher education across the country. After graduate school, Martin was a law clerk to the Hon. Thomas M. Reavley, judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Martin has appeared on PBS, NBC, CNN, and Fox. She has been cited in publications including The New York Times and The Washington Post. She was also named one of the five women who shape education policy by the National Journal in 2014 and has testified as an expert witness in front of legislative committees.
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