MK Falgout is a research assistant for Early Childhood Policy at American Progress. She provides administrative and research support for the team’s research and advocacy efforts to shape early childhood legislation that creates a more just early childhood landscape.

Before joining American Progress, Falgout interned at the National Women’s Law Center, supporting advocacy efforts for the Child Care for Working Families Act. She served as a congressional intern for Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY), chair of the House Appropriations Committee, during her final term. Falgout also brings direct service experience from her four years serving as a lead advocate and financial coach at the Community Empowerment Fund in Chapel Hill.

Falgout calls Durham, North Carolina, home and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in public policy and a minor in social and economic justice.