Alisa Rosenbaum sought to become a corporate lobbyist but a public policy graduate school experience changed everything for her. A professor asked her class to write about a policy alternative to a current policy. When Ms. Rosenbaum raised her hand to ask the professor if “doing nothing” could be considered one of the alternatives, the professor declared: “No, public policy is about government intervention.” At that point, Alisa decided her talents would be put to better use in the business world where she has held a variety of senior roles in her career. Ms. Rosenbaum is married with three children and has seen first-hand the recent injection of identity politics in education for both public and private schools. Ms. Rosenbaum is also a data junkie and enjoys interpreting the implications of big data on public policy.