Dana Vera

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Place-Based Initiatives Coordinator
Place-Based Initiatives Coordinator

Dana Vera is a place-based initiatives coordinator at EdRedesign with a passion for the intersection of technology, design, and policy in creating personalized systems of support for student success. Before joining EdRedesign, Dana taught high school mathematics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and collaborated with the MIT Education Arcade to develop tools and curricular resources for math teachers. 

Driven by her personal experiences growing up in Paraguay and benefiting from multi-tiered support systems, including scholarships and mentoring, Dana is dedicated to collaborative action aimed at maximizing the impact of cross-sector approaches to reduce inequality and provide every child with the necessary resources and support to thrive. 

Dana holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics & statistics from Smith College and a master of education in learning design, innovation, and technology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.