Clarissa is an Evolutionary Learning Associate at CPRL. She assists directors in external research and consulting projects in the P-12 education sector by setting up and participating in project management structures and collaborating with fellow CPRL staff to ensure the submission of high-quality deliverables to external clients. Prior to joining CPRL, Clarissa worked in various academic settings, supporting students from elementary school to college. She also taught middle-school English in Houston, Texas for four years, serving half of those years as a grade-level chair. She earned an MA in Education Policy from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a BA from the University of Texas in Rhetoric & Writing.