Eva Mejia is the Chief Program & Strategy Officer at Big Picture Learning. In that capacity, she stewards strategic thinking and programs to maximize the impact that Big Picture can have on young people and the educators that serve them.
Always seeking to learn and improve life outcomes for disenfranchised communities, Dr. Mejia has served in many capacities across pre-K-16 systems. She began her career in direct services as a social worker and coordinator for parent engagement, mentorship, and tutoring programs. During this time, she developed her skills as a strengths-based social worker, bridging divides across systems and communities to support young people and their families.
Prior to joining Big Picture, Mejia developed her skills in networked improvement and adult development. Most recently, she served as the Director of Networked Improvement Science for the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. At Carnegie, she oversaw efforts to solve some of the most pressing problems in education through the use of networked improvement communities. She also served as an Improvement Coach for the Data Wise Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) and as an institutional effectiveness consultant helping community colleges and university teams use data to inform their student success programing.
Dr. 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.