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Research for Action

Meet Our Team

We are education research, policy, community-engagement and communications experts, and highly experienced nonprofit professionals deeply committed to advancing racial and social justice in education.

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Mycaeri Atkinson

Qualitative Research Fellow

David Bamat

Senior Research Associate

Kri Burkander

Senior Research Associate

Leana Cabral

Research Associate

Kate Callahan

Interim Executive Director & Chief Research Officer

Rebecca Chariton

Communications and Development Manager

Cyril Cherian

Research Analyst

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Roger Chu

Research Systems Developer

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Mark Duffy

Senior Research Associate

Mary Eddins

Policy Fellow

Justis Freeman

Research Analyst

Sharoon Negrete González

Senior Research Analyst

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Peter Greenfield

IT & Data Systems Manager

Carmina Hachenberg

Research Assistant

Tracey A. Hartmann

Director of Qualitative Research

Dae Y. Kim

Chief Statistician

Kendall LaParo

Research Associate

David Lapp

Director of Policy Research

Alexis Little

Research Associate

Shafiqua Little

Policy Associate

Lindsey Liu

Research Associate

Bushra Malaibari

Research Associate

Kasey Meehan

Associate Director of Postsecondary Policy

Myrteny Metzger

Comptroller

Alison Murawski

Chief Operating Officer

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Saxon Nelson

Director of Community Engagement

Jill Pierce

Senior Research Associate

Molly Pileggi

Research Associate

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Valerie Ratner-Smith

Research Analyst

Anna Shaw-Amoah

Policy Associate

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Samantha Slade

Director of Communications

Alyn Turner

Director of Quantitative Research

Meena Wolverton

Chief Financial Officer & Managing Director

Brandon Woods

Finance and Operations Manager

Explore Our Projects

RFA partners with organizations, school districts, higher education systems, and OST and early childhood education providers—as well as many other entities—to evaluate programs, study policies, and conduct research on timely, impactful education reforms, topics, and programs.

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