Elena Silva

Elena Silva

Senior Associate for Research and Policy
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Elena Silva is a Senior Associate for Research and Policy at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Previously, Elena was the senior policy analyst at Education Sector, where she oversaw the organization's teacher quality work. Silva has researched and written on a wide range of educational issues while at Education Sector, including public school staffing and school design, student assessment, teacher evaluation, and the role of teachers' unions in reform. Prior, Silva was the director of research for the American Association of University Women, where she led national research initiatives and wrote related research reports on gender equity in science and technology, higher education, and the workplace, and managed the foundation's research grants portfolio. Silva also developed and directed one of the first AmeriCorps service programs in the nation for the ASPIRA Association, one of the largest national Hispanic-serving organizations. Silva holds a master's degree and a Ph.D in education from the University of California-Berkeley, where she taught undergraduate courses in urban education, high school reform and qualitative research. She also holds a bachelor's degree in sociology and anthropology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Silva holds a master's degree and a Ph.D in education from the University of California-Berkeley, where she taught undergraduate courses in urban education, high school reform and qualitative research. She also holds a bachelor's degree in sociology and anthropology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.