"My experience with the EP Fellowship was truly rewarding and transformative for my career. I gained exposure to a diverse, complex, and exciting landscape."

Prior to Education Pioneers, Alvin worked as a business analyst at Public Consulting Group where he applied his background in political economy and public policy to manage and execute projects in Medicaid reimbursement, special education systems, and operational audits for local education agencies.

His commitment to education led him to apply to become a Fellow with Education Pioneers. He wanted to use his skills in analyzing policies, defining business process models, and building databases to inform effective and timely decisions around student achievement and community growth.

“I chose to become an Education Pioneers Fellow because I wanted to work with educational organizations to leverage data to inform effective, responsible, and timely decisions that promote positive outcomes in student achievement and community growth,” Alvin says.

Expertise 
  • Data & Analysis
  • Strategy & Planning
Impact 

During his Fellowship, Alvin helped to transform underperforming schools into successful places for children to learn. He was placed with the Recovery School District (RSD) in New Orleans, where he leveraged his public sector consulting experience to promote accountability and long-term commitments to educational success in the city.

He supported the RSD analytics team by collecting and analyzing district-wide performance data and published equity reports that were used as transparent resources focused on school enrollment, student achievement, and stakeholder inclusion.

After his Fellowship ended, Alvin decided to continue making an impact at the RSD as the Associate Director of Data and Analytics. His work provides critical analytic support and leadership to multiple student information systems and special education systems.

Alvin was a semifinalist for 2016 EPic Alumni recognition.