Nicole Wagner Lam is the Associate Director for the Education Policy Initiative. In her role, she provides executive leadership and administrative management, develops collaborative state and local partnerships, and supports the overall growth of the research center. Previously, Nicole was the Executive Director for the Office of Data and Accountability for the Boston Public Schools (2016 - 2018). Prior to that she worked in Los Angeles Unified School District (2012 - 2016), at the Center for Education Policy Research (2011 - 2012), and was a Strategic Data Project Fellow (2012 - 2014). Nicole has spent almost 10 years promoting the strategic use of education data to fundamentally improve outcomes and conditions for student learning. She holds a BA in Middle East studies from Calvin College and an MPP from the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.