Lina Chopra Haldar

Program Evaluation Director

Lina joined UnboundEd with over 15 years of experience in education and a commitment to use data to understand and improve the organization’s impact. She began her career in New York City, where she completed a B.S in Operations Research and a M.A. in Mathematics Education from Columbia University. As she lived in and experienced New York City, she worked as an investment banker and then as a high school math teacher. Lina’s passion for math education grew as she spent time in the classroom and worked with a diverse student population. She especially enjoyed conducting cognitive interviews with students to gain insights into their thinking. That passion brought her to California, where she completed her Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley. Since she completed her Ph.D. in 2014, Lina has worked on a variety of research, evaluation, and curriculum development projects to fine-tune her skills; she focused on how to design studies, collect and analyze data, and communicate findings effectively to different audiences. Lina now focuses on qualitative data analysis to support UnboundEd’s research and evaluation work.