As an education researcher and evaluator, Saro fights the injustice of knowledge-hoarding by making deep, meaningful connections between research and practice to foster the best learning experiences for each learner. She is Founder and Principal of Ed Research Works; a founding board member of Capacity Catalyst; and a co-founder of the Teaching and Learning Research Community. She has 15 years' experience in research/external evaluations of public, private, and non-profit education programs. Previously, Saro was Managing Partner, Research and Measurement at The Learning Accelerator, and before that, the inaugural assistant director of two research units at The University of Texas at Austin. Saro is a reviewer for and advisor to multiple entities, including federal EIR grants, the Highlander Institute, and SXSW EDU. Saro holds a doctorate in educational psychology from The University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Science degree in brain and cognitive sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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