Chaya joined Redstone in 2022 from the K-12 Education team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she supported the Networks for School Improvement portfolio. In her role, she sourced and maintained a large range of data sets, research, and analysis to support strategy reporting and developed evaluation methods and models to understand the impact of program funding. Most recently, Chaya worked on a model to analyze the success of targeted support and accelerated peer learning within Communities of Practice.
Her work centers on mixed-methods equitable evaluation practices, elevating student, community, and stakeholder voice as expert primary sources and using Bayesian methodologies to synthesize disparate forms of evidence (quantitative, qualitative, narrative, observational) into actionable insights about program impact. Chaya also has experience in database architecture and design and is ambidextrous in systems-level and person/student-level thinking and analysis. She enjoys co-designing right-sized solutions and puts a strong emphasis on integrity with an eye on balancing what’s speculative, probable, and real.
Previously, Chaya did research about research for the University of Washington’s Office of Research Information Services, developing models to identify complex research and collaborative opportunities. Prior to this, she supported Equal Opportunity Schools’ mission to desegregate advanced high school course-taking with story-based data analysis and coaching, and she worked with Columbia Legal Services to provide analysis about students experiencing homelessness, finding innovative ways to communicate their experiences to a variety of audiences.
University of Washington, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, Master of Public Administration
- Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration
- Robert H. Pealy Prize for Degree Project of Outstanding Merit
- Dean’s Award, Evans School Symposium of Public Affairs Research
- Evans School Alumni Fellowship Award
University of Washington, BA in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts