National Advisory Board
Mary Alice McCarthy
Mary Alice McCarthy is the Director of the Center on Education and Skills at New America. Previously, she worked at both the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor. She led a variety of technical assistance initiatives in the areas of career pathways, credentialing, and competency-based education. She co-founded the career pathways interagency working group with staff from the Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Labor that continues to meet and coordinate federal investments in relation to career pathways. She has a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina.