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The Santa Barbara Education Foundation recently elected Melissa White to its Board of Directors.

White is currently the Project Director in Innovation Studies at WestEd, where she leads research, evaluation, and technical assistance projects focused on teachers and teaching. Before joining WestEd in 2006, White worked at California Legislative Analyst’s Office, advising on fiscal and policy issues related to childcare, preschool, and K-12 teachers.

White holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, an M.A. in Policy Analysis and Evaluation, and a Ph.D. in Administration and Policy Analysis from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education.