Monica Yudron

Senior Technical Assistance Specialist and Research Scientist

As a Senior Technical Assistance Specialist and Research Scientist at AnLar, Monica focuses on magnifying the impact of people-serving organizations—particularly those serving young children and their families. She loves working with clients to identify areas of growth and creatively use data and diverse perspectives & expertise to design and implement solutions to what seem like deeply entrenched societal challenges.

Monica has over 20 years of work experience in the education sector. Prior to joining AnLar, Monica served in a variety of positions including as the Director of Programs and Strategy at the Zaentz Early Education Initiative at Harvard University (where she led the Initiative’s professional learning community and managed strategic planning), as an Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Development and Education at the University of Massachusetts Boston (where she proudly supported early ed leaders and teachers in their quest to become highly effective professionals) and as a high school Biology and Chemistry teacher (where she began learning how to be an empathetic person while working with a lot of awesome adolescents).

Monica has a Doctorate in Education and a Master’s in Prevention Science and Practice from Harvard University, a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at Austin (Hook ‘em Horns!), and a Bachelor’s in Chemistry and Biology from Purdue University (Go Boilermakers!). When forced to pick her favorite research interest she often chooses understanding the organizational and adult contributions to education settings with the overarching goal of improving those environments for all children. But, in reality, she finds most social phenomena captivating and worth learning about. Her favorite author is Terry Pratchett whose books first taught her (when she began reading them in middle school) about the concept of the multiverse, the immense power of hope and kindness, and the importance of being a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves.

Our Team

Aaron Petrillo
Director of Federal Initiatives
Amanda Davis
Project Manager
Amy Nicholas
Senior Project Director & Technical Assistance Specialist
Angelique Williams
Technical Assistance & Data Management Analyst
Anthony Garofano
Chief Creative Officer
Ashley Garrison
Accounting Specialist
Audrey Ward
Audrey Ward
Project Manager
Becki Stenger
Communications Designer
Casey Archer
Research Analyst
Cat Warner-Griffin
Senior Research Scientist
Corin Collier
Program Analyst
Dina Shehata
Technical Assistance Team Coordinator and Project Manager
Emily Bytheway
Quality Analyst
Emily Kelly
Director of Operations and Culture Czar
Gary Harmon
Senior Project Director, Special Education Content & Data Expert
Jessica Carroll
Help Desk Support Specialist
John Babb
Senior Developer
Juliet Namazzi
Helpdesk Support Specialist
Kate Grannemann
Project Manager & Technical Assistance Specialist
Kathi Gillaspy
Director of Technical Assistance
Kimberly Mitman
Senior Technical Lead & Senior Database Architect
Laura Holian
Director of Research
Lindsay Dusard
Program Associate
Mia Leland
Senior Program Analyst
Michelle Bloom
Program Analyst
Monica Yudron
Senior Technical Assistance Specialist & Research Scientist
Pearson Barlow
Senior Technical Lead
Rosemary Collins
Senior Program Analyst
Sarah Geldart
Senior Technical Assistance Specialist
Sarah Criscuolo
Project Manager
Tara Adam
Tara Adam
Research Associate
Tate Gould
Tiffanie Owens
Director of Data Systems and Support
Tikesha Cephas
Finance and Operations Specialist