Anne Stauffer leads cross-cutting efforts to produce actionable, evidence-based research, advance research quality, expand and deepen staff expertise, and foster collaboration to further Pew’s mission and the goals of its projects. She previously directed Pew’s work on fiscal federalism, broadband, and student loan research, using data and analysis to inform the public and the process for developing policy on current challenges and opportunities in each of these areas.
Before joining Pew, Stauffer was an assistant division director in the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration’s Budget Division, which included budget oversight of the state higher education system. Before her work in New Mexico, she was a program examiner for telecommunications agencies with the Office of Management and Budget in Washington, and a policy specialist for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. She also worked for an international nonprofit organization that served survivors of war.
Stauffer holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Brown University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina.