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Kimberly Edmunds

Senior Consultant

Kim’s career in education spans ten years. She began her career as a school teacher and later made the transition to applied research, using qualitative, quantitative, and geospatial methods. Her research experience includes numerous evaluation projects, particularly in the areas of literacy, college and career readiness, postsecondary access and success, out-of-school time, teacher professional development, and comprehensive school reform.

Kim works on a range of projects that focus on college and career readiness and postsecondary access and success. One project is the five-year portfolio evaluation of the Aspen Forum for Community Solutions’ Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund, which supports cross-sector partnerships in 21 communities across the United States, with the goal of bringing 6.7 million young people back into education and the workforce. She also works on an evaluation of the Options-NYCDOE training program, run by Goddard Riverside Community Center, a program that seeks to train one counselor from each New York City high school, to support students and champion a college-going culture.

Prior to joining Equal Measure, Kim was a research analyst at Research for Action (RFA), where she worked on local, regional, and national evaluation projects. Kim has an interest in discovering ways to integrate geographic information systems (GIS) as part of mixed-methods research to illuminate the complex relationships between educational opportunity and structural issues such as residential segregation, concentrated poverty, and school choice. While at RFA, she used GIS in her project work, and participated in an Association of American Geographers project aiming to develop a research agenda on increasing the number of students from underrepresented communities studying science, technology, engineering, and math. Her manuscript emerging from this retreat focused on educational opportunity in her hometown of Philadelphia, and was later published in The Urban Review.

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