Leighann Starkey serves as the Director of Evaluation. She has extensive experience in educational and evaluative research in the non-profit and academic worlds, having previously served as a Research Director at an educational non-profit, as Project Director for a large-scale impact evaluation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as a Research Associate on a number of studies, and as a frequent research participant. She earned her PhD in Developmental Psychology from the Graduate Center at the City University of New York, and her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. Leighann played viola during throughout her school years and has casually dabbled in assorted instruments ever since.