Our Framework

EduDream combines CREE principles and rigorous research methods to produce insights that catalyze impactful action — with and for communities.

Our Process

EduDream approaches every partnership in a collaborative manner and embeds culturally responsive and equitable evaluation (CREE) principles across our work.

Our Work

High-quality, rigorous, and accessible work that will empower and motivate you to make decisions grounded in equity and evidence-based practices.

Our Services

Collaborative research that elevates the voices of racially and economically diverse students, families, and communities.

The Hub

A multi-year actionable research initiative generating evidence to advance policy dialogue on K12 education.

EduDream - About Us

About Us

EduDream is a Latina-founded, women-owned, and equity-focused research consulting firm that partners with nonprofits, foundations, and education institutions to provide culturally responsive and community-centered research and strategy. Led by a team of experts, EduDream redefines what’s possible for education research.

EduDream - Featured Insight

Monica Martinez

Co-Founder

At a Glance

Chicago, IL

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Authored Insights

Monica Martinez works with education organizations to turn data into actionable information that directs strategic, programming, and policy decisions. She is well-versed in research methodologies from 15+ years of applied research experience. Her cross-cutting professional experience includes working for nonprofits, the City of New York, as a district administrator, and a strategist for a collective impact backbone organization. At EduDream, Monica oversees the data strategy portfolio, which includes supporting organizations in transforming their use of data to drive impact.

Monica also has substantial experience providing robust but realistic technical assistance to organizational leaders and practitioners that builds data use capacity to guide continuous learning and improvement. She is a 2013 alumna of the Harvard Center for Education Policy Research Strategic Data Project (SDP) Fellowship. Monica earned an MPA from New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy from the University of Chicago. She is fluent in written and conversational Spanish.

A daughter of immigrants, Monica experienced the power of education in transforming her future. Her high school to college transition had a profound impact and has influenced her career to date. She is passionate about improving access to educational opportunities so all children learn, grow, and achieve their dreams.

More EduDream Team Members

Monica Martinez

Monica Martinez

Co-Founder

Michelle Oliva

Michelle Oliva

Co-Founder

Elle Cumberbatch

Elle Cumberbatch

Communications Manager

Briana Jarnagin

Briana Jarnagin

Operations Manager

Sophia Velez

Sophia Velez

Senior Project Manager

Angelica Frausto

Angelica Frausto

Research & Evaluation Associate

Yasmin Rodriguez-Escutia

Yasmin Rodriguez-Escutia

Research Assistant

Eliana Whitehouse

Eliana Whitehouse

Research & Evaluation Associate