Isaac Rowlett is a Senior Public Engagement Associate in the Public Engagement Department, where he designs, manages and implements projects across the country. To carry out this work Isaac provides technical assistance to Public Agenda’s partners by conducting focus groups, leading trainings in effective facilitation, and providing strategic guidance on how to effectively engage diverse stakeholders in complex change efforts.
Although he’s worked on a wide array of policy issues, Isaac spends most of his time in the education sector. Whether the topic is early childhood development in Minnesota, high school graduate rates in New Mexico, or community college student success in North Carolina, Isaac promotes collaboration across communities to improve public decision-making. Several of his current projects are national student success initiatives such as Completion by Design, Goal 2025 and Achieving the Dream.
Isaac's background includes research, grant management and advocacy positions in a variety of non-profit and research organizations such as the Genocide Intervention Network, the Center for Policy Research and Dialogue in Ethiopia, the Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group, and the American Jewish World Service. Isaac earned his B.A. in Genocide Studies, Human Rights and Conflict Resolution at New York University.
Areas of expertise: public and stakeholder engagement, convening design and facilitation, facilitation training, qualitative research, higher education reform, community college student success, international human rights