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Melanie Adler, an award-winning instructional designer and experienced content strategist, has extensive knowledge of prevention science, substance misuse prevention, adult learning principles, and e-learning.
Neena Aggarwal, a research assistant in EDC’s International Development Division (IDD), is responsible for the home office’s monitoring and...
Sadé Heart of the Hawk Ali is a behavioral health expert with expertise in trauma-informed care, resilience, culturally responsive recovery...
As brand director in EDC’s Office of Communications, Ricky Altizer serves as a facilitator, designer, and creative lead helping to define,...
Osseni Sanni Amadou has over 25 years of experience in managing large, complex programs in Africa.
Evangeline Ambat is an experienced technical assistance specialist, evaluator, and project manager. She has extensive expertise building...
Louisa Anastasopoulos, senior researcher/evaluator and expert trainer, coauthored EDC’s acclaimed Early Language and Literacy Classroom...
Courtney Arthur is a versatile and experienced instructional designer and project manager. She has expertise in managing complex multisite...
Jessica Auerbach, senior technical assistance specialist, is an expert in early childhood health and wellness, mental health, and LGBTQ...
As the digital communications manager for EDC’s Office of Communications, Zahra Axinn works to develop and implement communications...
Eden Badertscher, a nationally recognized expert in equity and social justice in mathematics education, leads a body of work that focuses on strengthening our system of mathematics education to promote all students’ proficiency.
Sally Baggett brings more than 20 years of experience in the management of evidence-based, early childhood home visitation programs to...
Jessica J. Bailey, research scientist, has expertise in educational research, evaluation, assessment, advanced statistical methods, technical support, and strategic dissemination.
Tobie Barton brings deep expertise in public health, maternal and child health, injury prevention, substance misuse prevention and...
Alemayehu Bekele is a research associate at EDC, with expertise in conducting evaluations, technical assistance (TA), and research programs supporting education projects to improve disparity and inequity in public education systems.
Nada Berrada, a dedicated youth researcher, focuses on understanding social, political, cultural, and economic contexts and improving young...
Pradipti Bhatta is a project coordinator at EDC, with expertise in social media and website management. She supports dissemination efforts...
Ashleigh Bickerstaff is a training and technical assistance associate for the Center for Early Learning Professionals in Rhode Island.