Divya Mansukhani is the Director of Partnership Learning with Prepared To Teach. She received a Master’s in Public Administration with a specialization on Urban & Social Policy from the School of International & Public Affairs at Columbia University. She brings with her a strong and extensive background in qualitative and quantitative research methods as well as international experiences in the education sector.
Most recently, as a part of the Education Pioneers Fellowship Program, she worked as the Educator Effectiveness Analyst at Newark Public Schools (NPS). She played an integral role in achieving the mission and goals of NPS by leveraging educator evaluation data systems to identify patterns of performance, opportunities for growth, and best practices to inform policy. Prior to her work in Newark, she co-authored a case study analyzing education reforms aimed at improving the quality of education in Vietnam, which is included in the Millions Learning Report published by the Brookings Institution earlier this year. She collected primary source data from field visits through surveys, interviews, focus groups, and school observations and compiled key drivers of success of the national level education reforms in Vietnam.
Divya also worked with Oxfam International on a report aimed at analyzing World Bank investments in the privatization of education. Her interest in education and policy analysis grew out of her work in the war-torn Valley of Kashmir in India. While there, she directed an education scholarship program for low-income students that included designing and implementing an eight-stage program to select students from across the state.