Elizabeth Burr

Senior Research Associate

A Senior Research Associate who joined WestEd in 2007, Elizabeth Burr coordinates research projects, including policy analyses, literature reviews, and syntheses, for the Regional Educational Laboratory West.

Burr also works with regional leaders to provide technical assistance on research needs and is particularly interested in early education issues.

From 2003–2007, Burr was a Project Director at the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities at Stanford University, where she studied youth development. Specifically, she examined legislation promoting flexible funding for programs serving youth, and the coordination of schools and community-based organizations for youth in Alameda County.

Previously, Burr was a Project Director at Policy Analysis for California Education, where she coordinated an initiative to test the effectiveness of training programs for early education providers and conducted a child care needs assessment for Los Angeles County.

Burr received a BA from Brown University and an MPA from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.


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