Juliana Zapata is a consultant at the UNICEF, Office of Research – Innocenti where she focuses primarily on conducting education research on Life Skills and Sport for Development. Prior to this, Juliana worked at the Sciences Po Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP) on issues of tertiary education. She also worked at the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills on a range of education policy issues from early childhood education to equity and quality in schools. Juliana has collaborated on the OECD Education Policy Outlook and multiple country reviews, including the OECD-Chile Education Policy Review, the Education and Skills OECD Accession Reviews of Colombia and Costa Rica, and the Improving Schools projects of Iceland and Wales. Juliana was also a primary school teacher in both New York City and Paris. She holds a Masters of Public Affairs from Sciences Po, a Masters in Urban Education from Mercy College, and a BA in International Affairs from Tufts University.