Position: Director of Programs and Research

Olga is an educator and researcher whose work focuses on adult development, culturally relevant and sustaining pedagogies, and student-centered constructivist learning. She applies anti-racist and trauma-informed frameworks to her work in various educational settings. In addition to her work at CRJE, Olga is currently a doctoral student in NYU’s Psychology and Social Intervention program studying contextual influences on teacher well-being and teacher bias. She also maintains an instructional coaching practice with several elementary schools around the country.

Previously, Olga graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Psychology and from Stanford University with an M.A. in Elementary Education with a certificate in Bilingual Education. After earning her teaching credentials, Olga was a teacher and instructional coach in Denver.