Christopher Mazzeo oversees the research and evaluation team and also serves as partnerships and business development lead. He has more than 20 years of professional experience and a deep background in the areas of postsecondary access and success; developing and maintaining research-practice partnerships; and evaluation and strategy development. He served as director of REL Northwest, directing its day-to-day financial and program operations and providing leadership for all activities, partnerships, and subcontractors. He also served as the associate director for policy and outreach at the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, where he managed the consortium’s nationally focused policy, capacity-building, and communication and dissemination efforts, working closely with policymakers, district leaders, universities, and other local partners nationally. Mazzeo received his PhD in social sciences, policy, and educational practice from Stanford University.