Vicki Park is assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at San Diego State University. Her work focuses on education policy implementation, organizational change, and school reform, with a guiding goal to bridge the research-to-practice and practice-to-research gap to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for diverse student populations. She earned her Ph.D. in Urban Education Policy with an emphasis on K-12 administration from the University of Southern California and her M.Ed. and teaching credentials from UCLA. Prior to earning her doctorate, she worked as an elementary and middle school teacher.