The Urban Assembly Operations and Data Team collaborates with each UA team to filter the available streams of student data into focused and customized school support, and we monitor students' needs and performance for internal and external reports of progress toward our collective goals.

The UA Operations and Data Team supports UA teams by managing information sources for reliability and security, connecting data sets to construct more coherent pictures of students and schools, creating self-service dashboards where staff and school stakeholders can explore, and supporting effective use of data by building capacities for analysis and use of technology capacity at the staff and school levels. All UA school support teams collaborate with the Operations and Data team to manage student data that informs their support strategies, monitors their student outcomes, and evaluates program services. The team manages all school data so that UA can monitor school effectiveness and the impact of our collaborative support strategies. The Operations and Data team also facilitates the implementation of new data systems in order to minimize costs, minimize extra work for school staff, standardize data entry, and act as a one-stop support desk for troubleshooting problems between schools, staff and partners.

The Urban Assembly Operations and Data Team provides schools and Urban Assembly teams with the information and tools necessary to deliver targeted supports for student success and to assess and share the impact of our collective work..


Team Members

  • Kat Herrera

    School Support & Operations Administrator
  • James serves as the UA's School Support Data Manager. In this role, he strengthens the organization's data-informed culture through collaboration with program staff, and works with various data sources to help program staff monitor their impact and improve their programs. Prior to joining UA, he served as Data Analyst at Community Housing Partnership, working to help homeless individuals secure housing and become self-sufficient. James received a Master of Public Administration degree from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University and a B.S. in Marketing from San Francisco State University.

  • Amy’s team is responsible for generating the data and systems behind UA’s school support work. This team works closely with UA school support staff so that they have the right data at the right time in order to do the most impactful work with all our schools. The Operations and Data team helps keep the road to UA’s mission paved with measurable progress. Amy is instrumental in making numbers usable and even fun for our staff and schools. She has spent countless hours developing systems to manage data about NYC students and their educational journeys and considering how best to package that information for various audiences. Prior to joining the Urban Assembly in May 2015, Amy worked for over 10 years with the Options Center at Goddard Riverside Community Center, a program providing college access & success counseling to students and professional development to college counselors and advisors. Amy also sat on the advisory board that developed nyccollegeline.org, a resource for New Yorkers with questions about college. She earned a B.A. from Wesleyan University and a Certificate in American Sign Language Interpretation from CUNY LaGuardia Community College.