Nia Ariel Davis Sigona works to advance Higher Learning Advocates’ policy priorities and strategy with government, private, and public partners. She brings varied perspectives and experiences from the P-20 education landscape, which include guiding the foundation of a state-based initiative to support baccalaureate-seeking community college transfer students with The Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program, leading a policy and legal strategy team at the District of Columbia Public Schools, and examining equity and accountability with the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.
Nia holds a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where she focused on education law and policy. Before attending law school, Nia taught English as a Second Language with WorldTeach in Quito, Ecuador and proudly served as a City Year corps member in New York City.
Nia has enjoyed much support from various mentors over the years and strongly believes in paying it forward. She serves as a public interest attorney mentor for the Georgetown Law Blume Public Interest Scholars Program and informally mentors many more students from her two alma maters. In her free time, you can also find Nia dancing salsa, catching a musical, or inventing a new recipe with her husband.