Team Member

Theresa Chen

Theresa Chen

Assistant Director of Research and Policy

Theresa has over 10 years of experience in research, data and policy in the public and nonprofit sectors. Most recently, Theresa was the Manager of Assessment Systems at KIPP Foundation, managing the creation, execution, data collection and reporting of several assessments administered nationally across the KIPP network. Before shifting her career to US-based education, Theresa worked in international development for several years. As a Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at Room to Read, Theresa supported internal and external research projects on literacy and girls’ education across ten countries in Africa and Asia. She also spent two years as a microfinance researcher in India with Centre for Micro Finance. Her first job out of grad school was three years as an analyst with the United States Government Accountability Office, designing, executing and reporting on various federal policy issues. She has a BA from UC Berkeley and an MPA from Indiana University – Bloomington.