Naureen is a Director of Research Strategy and Consulting. In this role, she supports CPRL partners and students in leveraging continuous improvement methodologies in the design and evaluation of strategic plans. Her research and strategy-development work focus on a range of topics related to equitable student outcomes, including teacher retention, high dosage tutoring, college access, culturally responsive teaching, school integration and diversity. With more than 20 years of experience in the field of education, Naureen has designed, implemented, and evaluated education programs in Canada, India, Kenya, Pakistan, Syria, Tanzania, Uganda, and the United States. Prior to CPRL, Naureen designed and led learning and development programs for faculty at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies. Her recent research includes "Teacher Residencies as an Approach to Teacher Diversity," published by Issues in Teacher Education. Naureen serves on the Aga Khan Education Board for USA as their Chief Learning Officer, where she designs learning strategy focused on continuous improvement approaches to education. She was previously chairperson of the Aga Khan Education Board for Northeast USA, where she led volunteer teams focused on supporting educational outcomes for marginalized students and families. Naureen holds an MBA in educational management from the University of Leicester, an M.Ed in higher education from the University of British Columbia, and a Ph.D. in higher education from New York University.