Cynthia Pollard

Program Evaluation Manager

Cynthia Pollard comes to UnboundEd with a passion for working at the intersection of research and practice. As part of the research team, she works with external partners and the program evaluation team to understand the impact of various initiatives in K-12 schools and districts. Her research has focused on the role that teachers and teaching play in reinforcing or challenging race- and class-based inequality in K – 12 classrooms. Before coming to UnboundEd, Cynthia was a senior researcher at the Systems Change for Advancing Learning & Equity Initiative at Stanford, a research project manager at the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard, and an elementary school teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Cynthia holds a Ph.D. and Ed.M. in Education from Harvard University and a B.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Los Angeles.