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Fatima Omar

Associate Consultant
Fatima Omar

As an Associate Consultant on the Engaged Students team, Fatima conducts research and analysis to support organizations in decision making around social and emotional learning, college and career readiness, and innovative school models.

Prior to joining Education First, Fatima worked at Chicago Public Schools as the Attendance and Truancy data analyst. She produced high level reports on attendance in the district, in addition to helping plan, execute, and evaluate pilot programs aimed at improving student outcomes in schools facing the most challenges to student attendance. Having worked in this small department for the third largest school district in the country, Fatima became passionate about using research and data to improve students’ lives and outcomes, and to empower those closest to students – teachers, administrators, family and community members – to do the same.

Fatima received a B.A. in Classics and a Masters of Public Policy from the University of Chicago. Originally from a small town in Indiana, she moved to Chicago for school and has loved it so much she can’t leave. Fatima enjoys spending time around Lake Michigan, playing board games with family and friends, and trying (and failing) to make macaroons.

Fatima's Expertise

College and Career Ready Expectations

Academic and Non-Academic Supports for Students

Research Program Analysis & Program Strategy

Educator and Stakeholder Engagement

Places Fatima would like to visit



Nova Scotia, Canada

Fatima likes

Running (marathon pending!)

All you can eat sushi