Dr. Carolina Buitrago

As an Engagement Manager, Carolina Buitrago leads Mass Insight’s work on the development of networked improvement initiatives supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In this role, she uses principles from Improvement Science and systems thinking to guide the formation and development of local and national networks of schools and districts to increase college readiness for Black, Latinx, and low-income students. Carolina has over 25 years of experience in education, which combine mixed-methods research on school improvement and teacher effectiveness, data analytics and innovation in survey design, program evaluation of school-based and national initiatives, policy development and implementation, and counseling. Prior to joining Mass Insight, Carolina was a Senior Research Analyst at Tripod Education Partners where she led the Tripod-Teach for All Chile initiative, a school improvement project of Chilean secondary schools. Carolina co-led the program evaluation of the Head Start’s National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement at the Harvard Family Research Project, and oversaw all aspects of the Kindergarten Development grants, a $28 million state initiative to support the implementation of high quality full-day kindergarten in Massachusetts, at DESE. She holds Doctorate and Masters degrees in education both from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.  
Job title: Engagement Manager