The Urban Assembly Research & Evaluation Team collaborates with each UA team to use student data for effective and targeted school support, and monitors students' needs and performance for internal and external reports of progress toward meeting our organization's mission of post secondary success for all students.

The UA Research & Evaluation Team (R&E) supports UA teams by managing data for reliability and security, reporting on data and supporting its effective use, and providing initial tech support to build team/school capacity when dealing with targeted or new data streams. All UA school support teams collaborate with R&E to manage student data that informs their support strategies, monitors their student outcomes, and evaluates program services. The R&E team manages all school data so that UA can monitor school effectiveness and the impact of our collaborative support strategies. The R&E team also facilitates the implementation of new data systems in order to minimize costs, centralize data entry, and act as a one-stop support desk for trouble shooting problems between schools, staff and partners.


Team Members

  •  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 R&E 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

  • Elizabeth leads the team of information professionals who work with the data and technologies behind all of UA’s work. This team works closely with all the 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 R&E team helps keep the road to UA’s mission paved with measurable progress.  Elizabeth has worked in the field of education for over 25 years and is driven by her own experience as a child growing up in New York City. After working as a classroom teacher in the 1980s, she studied cognitive development to understand more about how people learn and change. Elizabeth has taken her knowledge and skills from developmental psychology to her work in a variety of settings to help people and organizations (like a school, a firehouse, or an office) as they learn and change all the time. Elizabeth earned her B.A. in Religion and Political Science from New York University and her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from The Graduate Center at the City University of New York. She joined UA in 2008 and has been part of the senior advisory team since 2011