Della Cronin is a principal of the firm, operating from the Washington, D.C. office. Cronin brings over 20 years of experience in education and research policy, legislative and regulatory processes, fundraising and public affairs to the firm, having worked for a broad array of education companies and interests.
Cronin has managed corporate and national partnerships, communications for a corporate foundation, as well as outreach and public awareness efforts, and worked with the Department of Education to inform college campus officials about policy changes resulting from reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. She organizes Capitol Hill briefings and Congressional advocacy days, and has encouraged groups she works with to integrate social medial elements into those events. She also is a frequent speaker on the topics of federal education and research policy, as well as the ins and outs of policymaking in Washington, D.C.
In recent years, Cronin has been involved in efforts to elevate the profile of computer science education in K-12 schools and federal and state policies. That work drew from her expertise in K-12, higher education, research and STEM education policies and programs and resulted in changes to federal education and research statutes. Cronin also works with clients that have interests in specific academic disciplines and the related policy issues and concerns, such as teacher preparation and professional development programs.
Cronin holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and a minor in political science from Virginia Tech University.