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Ryan Shawn Herman

Education Researcher (Foundational Learning)

Ryan is a full-time education researcher with the UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti working on the Data Must Speak (DMS) research. Before joining UNICEF, Ryan consulted on various education research projects for the World Bank and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). In these roles, Ryan contributed to mixed methods research in the areas of foundational learning, education financing, and learning recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to working with the World Bank and GPE, Ryan taught biology and managed education programs in Kenya (Aga Khan Academies) and South Africa (Imagine Scholar). Ryan holds a master's degree in Education Policy and Analysis from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, a MicroMasters in Data, Economics, and Development Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from Bowdoin College.