Dr. Christopher Mazzeo oversees the organization’s Research and Evaluation team and also serves as Partnerships and Business Development Lead. He has more than 20 years of professional experience and a deep background in the areas of postsecondary access and success, developing and maintaining research-practice partnerships, and evaluation and strategy development. From 2013–2019 he served as Director of REL Northwest, directing its day-to-day financial and program operations and providing leadership for all activities, partnerships, and subcontractors. Under his leadership, Education Northwest became one of the founding members of the National Network of Education Research-Practice Partnerships (NNERPP), and Chris is currently a member of the NNERPP Steering Committee. Prior to joining Education Northwest, he served as the Associate Director for Policy and Outreach at the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, where he managed the Consortium’s nationally focused policy, capacity-building, and communication and dissemination efforts, working closely with policymakers, district leaders, universities, and other local partners nationally. Chris has also served as a senior evaluation and strategy consultant to a number of nonprofit, education, and philanthropic organizations. He holds a Ph.D. in social sciences, policy, and educational practice from Stanford University.
What excites me about working at Education Northwest is that we help practitioners and policymakers use data and research evidence to solve problems they grapple with every day.