Rachel Christina designs, implements, and evaluates research-based education initiatives globally, with particular interests in school quality improvement in low-resource contexts, teacher and school leader professional development, foundational skills, and early childhood development.

Christina is the director of EDC’s International Basic Education team, where she provides leadership, technical support, and quality assurance for EDC’s international basic and pre-primary education programs. She manages the rollout of EDC’s signature Read Right Now literacy program for the early grades and for youth in low-resource environments, the Start Right Now early childhood approach, integrated critical-thinking and problem-solving approaches for mathematics and science, accelerated education programs for children and youth in crisis and conflict contexts, teacher and learner social-emotional development activities, and community engagement initiatives.

Christina is fluent in English and Arabic and holds a PhD in Education Policy Studies from Indiana University, Bloomington.