Our Team

Our researchers testify as expert witnesses before Congress and state legislatures, serve as advisors to local and national organizations, present at national meetings and conferences and frequently provide interviews and written commentary on complex and emerging issues. Together our team provides breadth of experience and depth of expertise on a range of education issues.
Robin Lake
Director
Mary Jane Anderson
Publications Project Manager
Heather Casimere
Community Engagement Manager
Lisa Chu
Research Analyst
Bree Dusseault
Principal
Kristine Echert
Fiscal Specialist
J Eckard
Administrative Assistant
Sean Gill
Research Analyst
Padma Gundapaneni
Junior Research Assistant
Georgia Heyward
Senior Research Analyst
Paul Hill
Founder, CRPE and Research Professor, UWB
Steven Hodas
Senior Fellow
Ashley Jochim
Principal
Jean Lombardi
Director of Strategy and Operations
Alvin Makori
Research Assistant
Sarah McCann
Project Manager
Lanya McKittrick
Research Analyst
Alyssa Nguyen
Junior Research Assistant
Cara Pangelinan
Research Assistant
Travis Pillow
Editorial Director
Christine Pitts
Resident Policy Fellow
Jenna Ramsey
Communications Associate
Barbara Talkington
Research Analyst
Chelsea Waite
Senior Research Analyst
Steven Weiner
Research Analyst
Steven Wilson
Senior Fellow