Marnie Kaplan, JD, MPP


Marnie received both her Juris Doctorate and Masters in Public Policy from Georgetown University in 2012. She also earned a Masters in the Science of Teaching from Pace University while teaching middle school English in the Bronx through Teach for America.  She received her bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005.  Marnie has an extensive background in education and civil rights.  During law school, she interned for the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights under Law, the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (OCR), the D.C. Public Schools’ (DCPS) Office of the Chancellor, and the Georgetown Center on Poverty, Inequality and Public Policy. In her last year of law school, Marnie participated in a year-long Human Rights fact-finding class which focused on the schoolhouse to jailhouse pathway and involved interviewing youth who had been pushed out or kept out of school in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Marnie also has experience evaluating education models for disconnected youth such as career and technical high schools and dual-enrollment high schools.  Marnie is deeply committed to a career advancing educational opportunities for vulnerable and minority youth and is particularly interested in combating the high rates of disconnection and incarceration.