Background: Matt Repka is a senior analyst with Bellwether Education Partners on the Policy and Evaluation team working on a variety of program evaluation and capacity-building projects. Before joining Bellwether, Matt worked as a policy analyst for the District of Columbia State Board of Education, supporting the elected members’ decision-making on state-level education policies through independent research and data analysis. He previously worked for the University of Chicago Urban Labs on an evaluation of the One Summer Chicago summer youth employment program and served two years in AmeriCorps with City Year, working in the District of Columbia Public Schools as a corps member and a team leader. Matt holds a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University.
Why I do this work: I believe that equitable access to educational opportunity is the foundation of a more just and inclusive society. I’m interested in helping to build schools into vibrant, resilient institutions that empower students and strengthen the communities they serve.