Rebecca Merrill

Becca provides support on research and evaluation projects. Her methodological skills focus on quantitative and qualitative research design with content expertise on the teacher labor market and early learning. She received bachelor’s degrees in criminology and religious studies from North Carolina State University and a Ph.D. in education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she focused on policy, leadership and school improvement. She enjoys playing volleyball, exploring, dabbling in writing fiction and songs, singing, eating scrumptious food and learning new things.

"I know there are egregious inequities in our society that are just as salient in our education system. Though not a panacea, I believe education is a social and economic equalizer. By improving the educational opportunities of disadvantaged students, we can take part in injecting equity into our educational institutions. I’m excited to be part of the team at Education Northwest because I have the chance to collaborate with others who are as passionate as I am about creating and fostering a fantastic education system for all."