Nehemiah comes to CODE2040 from The Education Trust, a national non-profit think tank that advocates for the high academic achievement of students- particularly those of color or living in poverty.
Nehemiah began his career as an admissions counselor for Tufts University. Recruiting students of color from a myriad of schools across rural and urban areas throughout the U.S confirmed his understanding of the opportunity gap as a problem of access and privilege, rather than ability.
In 2011, Nehemiah joined the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Implementation Team to serve the newest U.S. federal agency in response to the financial crisis. Previously, he served as a policy advisor for the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability and Employment Policy (ODEP), where he worked to influence national policy and promote effective workplace practices, including helping youth with disabilities transition from school to the workforce. Nehemiah is a graduate of Tufts University and the Harvard Graduate School of Education and looks forward to championing the CODE2040 mission.