Barbara Talkington is a research analyst at the Center on Reinventing Public Education. Prior to joining CRPE, Barbara worked as a management consultant and public policy researcher focused on human capital development, economic independence, justice, and equity. As a collector of skills, Barbara prides herself as one who can adapt to the needs of her clients and colleagues. These skills range from program development and evaluation, technical support, and policy analysis. Barbara holds a BA in Sociology from Western Washington University and a MPA from the University of Washington.