Christina Baumgardner is an education policy consultant. She was most recently director of policy and advocacy for GO Public Schools and a principal associate at Education Resource Strategies. Baumgardner was formerly an independent consultant at Leadership for Educational Equity and the Center for American Progress. She has also worked as an analyst and project manger for the Oakland Unified School District while an Education Pioneers Fellow, and she worked for the United States Senate as a senior policy advisor on education issues. Baumgardner received her MA in public policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley.