Colin Foard

The Pew Charitable Trusts

Colin Foard is a senior associate with the Fiscal Federalism Initiative at the Pew Charitable Trusts. The project examines fiscal and policy relationships between the federal government and the states. Foard helps lead the team’s work on natural disaster spending through stakeholder outreach and research design and implementation.

Before joining Pew, Foard spent five years as a staff member for a senior member of the U.S. House Appropriations and Budget Committees, handling committee work as well as a broad policy portfolio including homeland security, transportation, housing, and immigration issues. He also served as a congressional constituent caseworker and field representative in Oakland, California. Before his work for the House, he worked as a legal assistant in a criminal defense law firm in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Foard has a master’s degree in Latin American Studies with a focus on immigration issues from the University of California, Berkeley, and a bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies, History, and Spanish from Union College in Schenectady, New York.