Nina Culbertson joined the Foundation in 2017.
Previously, Nina served as Senior Research Associate at the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy, where she designed, led, and conducted education policy research projects on diverse topics such as dropout recovery, teacher collaboration, supporting at-risk students, and urban education reform. As part of her work, she created numerous outward-facing materials and documents to explain research findings in digestible formats for use in public policy decision-making at the state, district, and school levels.
While pursing her Master’s degree, Nina served as Graduate Assistant in the TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, where she collaborated on the development of test items, contextual surveys, and analysis of pilot results in the Trends in International Mathematics & Science Study and Progress in Reading Literacy Study (TIMSS & PIRLS), a large-scale international education assessment. She also served as a Graduate Research Associate at Education Resource Strategies, where she examined high-impact human capital-related issues in the field of urban education. Her career in education began in the Gardner Pilot Academy, a full-service school in Boston, where she worked to streamline leadership roles and responsibilities.
Nina holds an M.Ed in Education Research, Measurement, and Evaluation and a B.A. in Human Development from Boston College’s Lynch School of Education.