Aisling Nagel

Aisling is passionate about the power of education to open doors and create opportunities for all children to reach their full potential. While her primary focus is early childhood, Aisling’s interests also include social-emotional learning, leadership development, and cradle to career alignment. She brings expertise in evaluation design, qualitative and quantitative methods, and data visualization to research and evaluation projects across the region.

Aisling holds a Master’s in Economics from Princeton University and thanks her parents—an elementary school teacher and a self-taught draftsman who did not complete high school—for teaching her the value of education from an early age.

When she’s not at the office, you can find Aisling playing in the leaves with her toddler and preschooler, dancing around the kitchen to the Hamilton soundtrack, or curled up with a full Kindle and the cat in her lap.

I love working with data, but what good are numbers in isolation? It is so exciting to see the tangible ways in which students, schools, and communities are benefiting from Education Northwest’s efforts and to contribute to this mission.

Research and Evaluation Advisor