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Ayawa Fiagbedzi

Senior AssociateStrategic Learning & Impact, The Rockefeller Foundation

Ayawa Fiagbedzi is a Senior Associate of Strategic Learning & Impact at The Rockefeller Foundation, where she collaborates with program teams to understand the relationship between the use of data and the people and places being studied (data equity) and improve organizational learning and unlearning–all towards evaluation that is meaningful and knowledge that can shared with everyone.

Ms. Fiagbedzi has over 10 years of experience working in education, research, policy, and government in support of high-quality education for all students–especially, students with disabilities and students the system identifies as minorities.

Prior to joining The Rockefeller Foundation, Ayawa was an Associate Director of Applied Research at the NYC Department of Education where she helped shape evaluative thinking and improve continuous learning culture through the application of Improvement Science and data equity principles.

Ayawa has international development experience in West Africa and served as a Special Education teacher through Teach for America in Los Angeles.

She holds a Master of International Affairs from the School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.