Eva Mejia is director of network initiation and development for the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. In this capacity, she leads partnerships with organizations that are launching Networked Improvement Communities and designs processes to accelerate learning and build capacity among practitioners. Mejia has worked on improvement efforts in several roles prior to coming to Carnegie. She served as an Improvement Coach for the Data Wise Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) and as a consultant helping community colleges and universities use data to inform their student success programing. Mejia began her career as a Family Advocate (social worker) for the Chula Vista Community Collaborative’s Family Resource Centers. She also coordinated parent involvement, mentorship, and tutoring programs that included over 1,200 volunteers at The Preuss School UCSD, a nationally recognized charter school for first generation low-income students. Mejia holds an Education Leadership Doctorate (Ed.L.D.) from HGSE, as well as a B.A. in psychology, and an M.A. in sociology from Stanford University.