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.

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Sophia Velez

Senior Project Manager

Sophia Velez supports EduDream’s internal operations and client-driven research initiatives as a Project Manager.

Sophia has over 9 years of experience in human-centered organizational capacity building. As a first-generation college graduate and inspired by the world of opportunity education afforded her, Sophia is dedicated to advancing educational equity and championing justice-focused systems and policy change. Her experience spans supporting organizations within the higher education and nonprofit sectors, both at a national and international level.

Sophia earned an MA in Social Work, Social Policy, and Social Administration from the University of Chicago, where her scholarship focused on nonprofit management and understanding global social welfare challenges from a comparative cross-national perspective. She also holds a BA in political science with minors in ethnics studies, environmental politics, and global environmental sustainability, from Colorado State University.

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