Miriam is the Director of the Strategic Data Project overseeing the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University's efforts to build and sustain data-driven leadership and research capacity in education systems and organizations. She provides direction and support for the Strategic Data Project Fellowship programs, the SDP Institute for Leadership in Analytics, and the Partnering in Education Research Fellowship, among other key initiatives. Miriam also contributes to strategic leadership activities for the center. Previously, Miriam directed the Best Foot Forward project, an impact evaluation of the use of video technology in teacher evaluation. Her writing has been published in Education Finance and Policy, Education Administration Quarterly, and Education Week, among other publications. Miriam is a graduate of the George Washington University and Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.