Post-Doctoral Research Associate at Washington University in St. Louis
Pooja K. Agarwal, Ph.D. is a public servant, dedicated to bridging the gaps between teaching, research, and policy. Currently, Pooja is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at Washington University in St. Louis, conducting learning research at local middle and high schools. She recently served as Illinois’s Director of K-12 Assessment, responsible for assessment development and administration for 2,000,000 students, implementation of a new statewide growth model, design of Illinois’s new accountability system, and management of a $43 million budget. Pooja has teaching experience at elementary, middle, high school, and university levels, policy experience at the U.S. Department of Education and The College Board, and 10 years of experience in human learning and memory research.