Education Research Manager
Jessica Bergmann is the co-manager for the Data Must Speak (DMS) Research at the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti. Prior to joining the Office of Research - Innocenti, Jessica worked with the Education Commission, where she managed several research initiatives, including a multi-country research study on the use of delivery approaches to support policy implementation in education and the Save Our Future campaign, which convened researchers from around the world to study the impacts of COVID-19 school closures and create clear policy recommendations to support an equitable recovery. Jessica has extensive experience in research dissemination and utilization activities, including executing large-scale policy forums with ministries, facilitating multi-stakeholder knowledge-sharing events, and designing workshops to improve the use of evidence in policy and program design. She previously worked in Uganda designing and implementing teacher training and literacy programs and designing monitoring and evaluation systems to improve data-driven decision making across the organization. Jessica holds her Ed.M. in International Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and her Bachelors in Secondary Education and English from Loyola University Chicago. She has worked across all parts of the education system, including with governments, international organizations, NGOs and community-led organizations, and formerly as a secondary school English teacher.