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Theresa Chen

Director, Analysis & Insight, Skoll Foundation


In 2018, Theresa joins the Skoll Foundation as the new Director, Analysis & Insight. In this role, she will lead the Analysis & Insight team to collaborate closely with staff across the Foundation, with grantees, funders and others to generate analyses and insights, linking analysis and learning to strategy and actions.

Theresa brings to her role over a decade's experience in research, data and analysis in the public and nonprofit secctors. Most recently, Theresa was the Assistant Director of Research and Policy at The Education Trust--West. Before that she supported research, assessment, and program evaluation efforts at KIPP Foundation, Room to Read, Habitat for Humanity International, and the United States Government Accountability Office. Theresa lived for two years in India as a microfinance researcher with the Institute for Financial Management and Research. She has a BA in History from UC Berkeley and an MPA with a concentration in Public Policy Analysis from Indiana University – Bloomington.