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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.

Gina Arnone

Senior Research Associate

DeQuendre Bertrand

Director of Communications

Kevin Burgess

Research Analyst

Kri Burkander

Senior Research Associate

Leana Cabral

Senior Research Associate

Kate Callahan

Executive Director

Suzanne Delap

Suzanne Delap

Research Director

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Mark Duffy

Senior Research Associate

Mary Eddins

Policy Associate

Karin Gegenheimer

Research Associate

Kim Glassman

Kim Glassman

Research Director

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Peter Greenfield

IT Director

Tracey A. Hartmann

Senior Fellow, Informal Learning

Dae Y. Kim

Chief Statistician

Kendall LaParo

Research Associate

David Lapp

Senior Fellow, Policy Research

Myrteny Metzger

Comptroller

Alison Murawski

Chief Operating Officer

Saxon Nelson

Director of Community Engagement

Alexis O’Herrick

Research Associate

Siettah Parks

Siettah Parks

Research Associate

Maja Pehrson

Research Analyst

Molly Pileggi

Senior Research Associate

Keerthanya (Keerthi) Rajesh

Keerthanya Rajesh

Research Analyst

Julia Ransom

Research Associate

Alita Robinson

Research Analyst

Taylor Stenley

Visiting Research Analyst

Alyn Turner

Interim Chief Research Officer

Sean Vannata

Research Analyst

Meena Wolverton

Chief Financial Officer & Managing Director

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.

Browse Our Projects