As Research Analyst, Emily can be found working in the trenches on many of AnLar’s research and evaluation projects. She enjoys using data to provide valuable insight to clients and increasing the field’s understanding of academic improvement, equity, and other challenging education issues. In addition, developing efficient processes and new ideas get Emily up every morning (hot lemon water helps, too). When it comes to research, Emily really knows her stuff. She uses two nationally-representative datasets to produce publications on the Publications, Education Analysis, and Reporting for Secondary Studies (PEARSS) contract with the U.S. Department of Education. She also supports the implementation of a cluster randomized control trial of a literacy and personalized learning program in rural middle schools and provides mixed methods analysis of school level data from administrative sources, surveys, and observations. Finally, she develops resources and provides technical assistance to several offices within the Department of Education to improve data governance practices, program collaboration, and sharing of best practices.
Prior to joining AnLar, Emily worked at the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), devoting her brainpower to an initiative to improve educational attainment across 75 cities by engaging key community stakeholders from the education, private, non-profit, and public sectors. She earned her Master’s Degree in Higher Education at the University of Maryland, and holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Iowa.
In her free time, Emily can be found teaching classes at her favorite yoga studio, ‘mockin in Meridian Hill Park (seriously, this will change your life), or working on her handstand. She also enjoys anything and everything related to Tim Ferriss (like this podcast), reading, and spending time in nature.