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Theresa Chen

Director, Analysis & Insight, Skoll Foundation


Theresa leads the Analysis & Insight team, which collaborates closely with Foundation staff and externally with grantees, funders and others to generate thoughtful program analysis and link learning to strategy and actions.

Theresa brings to her role over a decade's experience in research, evaluation, and analysis in the public and nonprofit sectors. Most recently, Theresa was the Assistant Director of Research and Policy at The Education Trust--West, where she authored full-length research publications and oversaw in-house analytics on California’s neediest students. She has also led and supported research, assessment, and evaluation of other United States-based programs at KIPP Foundation and the United States Government Accountability Office. In the international space, Theresa served as a Global Monitoring & Evaluation Officer with Room to Read and as a microfinance researcher with the Institute for Financial Management and Research in India.

Theresa has a BA in History from UC Berkeley and an MPA from Indiana University – Bloomington. In her free time, Theresa enjoys spending time with her husband and their enthusiastic border collie and volunteering with the Women’s Cancer Resource Center.