About WestEd

WestEd is a nonpartisan, nonprofit research, development, and service agency that partners with education and other communities throughout the United States and abroad to promote excellence, achieve equity, and improve learning for children, youth, and adults.

Since its inception in 1966, WestEd has been guided by knowledge from research and practice, drawing on and contributing to an ever-growing understanding of how we can all support success for every learner. WestEd has more than a dozen offices nationwide, from Massachusetts, Vermont, and Georgia, to Illinois, Arizona, and California, with headquarters in San Francisco.

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Steve Schneider

Steve Schneider is the Senior Program Director of the Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics program at WestEd.

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Betsy McCarthy

Betsy McCarthy provides technical assistance and research expertise for a number of large projects, including the Learning by Making Investing in Innovation (i3) grant and Ready To Learn’s Expanded Learning Through Transmedia Content in collaboration with CPB and PBS

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Linlin Li

Linlin Li, Senior Research Associate at WestEd, develops and directs evaluations with local, statewide, and national agencies. Li has multiple years of experience in research, evaluation, and consulting, including key roles on cross-site, multi-year federally funded projects with mixed methods, experimental, quasi-experimental, or cross-sectional designs.

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Kim Viviani

WestEd Senior Program Manager Kimberly J. Viviani specializes in curriculum development, including the development of education software and associated print materials, particularly in mathematics and science.

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Michelle Tiu

Michelle Tiu is a Senior Research Associate in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) program at WestEd. Tiu’s work primarily focuses on the research and evaluation of educational technology resources, such as mobile apps, transmedia gaming suites, and digital learning objects.

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Sara Atienza

Research Associate Sara Atienza has worked extensively on formative and summative evaluations related to technology use in education. She is a member of WestEd’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics program.

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