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Meet the Team

The Office of Community Education Partnerships (OCEP) staff includes education researchers, scientists, curriculum development specialists, software developers, and experienced K-12 educators. Our diverse base of knowledge, experience, and skills allows us to develop and sustain creative programs and initiatives, engage diverse stakeholders, build and sustain partnerships, and bridge the research, practice, and service missions of the university to benefit the community.

Kate Brownson

Kate Brownson

Program Coordinator, Office of Community Education Partnerships

Natalie Bueno

Natalie Bueno

Coordinator, Office of Community Education Partnerships

Hailey Cox-Montijo

Hailey Cox-Montijo

Program Assistant, Office of Community Education Partnerships

Asia Ellis

Asia Ellis

Research Study Coordinator, Center for Education Efficacy, Excellence, and Equity (E4)

Emily Ferrin

Emily Ferrin

Interim Assistant Dean, Office of Community Education Partnerships

Jana Grabarek

Jana Grabarek

Senior Research Data Analyst, Office of Community Education Partnerships

Deanna Howlett

Deanna Howlett

Research Data Analyst, Office of Community Education Partnerships

Rebecca Kotler

Rebecca Kotler

Community Fellow, The Northwestern-Evanston Education Research Alliance (NEERA) Research Practice Partnership

Jennifer Lewin

Jennifer Lewin

Project Coordinator, Office of Community Education Partnerships

Kristen Perkins-LaFollette

Kristen Perkins-LaFollette

Project Coordinator, Northwestern University - Evanston Township High School Partnership

Nichole Pinkard

Nichole Pinkard

Faculty Director, Office of Community Education Partnerships
Alice Hamilton Professor of Learning Sciences

Sachin Pradhan

Sachin Pradhan

Developer, Office of Community Education Partnerships

Natalie Turner

Natalie Turner

Administrative Aid, Office of Community Education Partnerships

Ashley Walter

Ashley Walter

Coordinator, Office of Community Education Partnerships