Phone: Emily Love joined The Colorado Education Initiative in 2015 as a Director of Research & Impact. Emily leads the Research & Impact team and provides evaluation support across CEI initiatives to understand the reach and impact of our work. Before joining CEI, Emily was most recently an advanced researcher specializing in qualitative research methods at OMNI Institute, a Denver-based nonprofit research and evaluation organization. While at OMNI, Emily led multi-year, multi-site evaluations with a variety of non-profit and government agencies. Emily valued the opportunity to work collaboratively with community partners to design and implement complex evaluations. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Emily completed her doctorate in education at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where her graduate research and teaching interests focused on immigrant education and education policy, specifically related to undocumented youth. After living abroad in Chile and Mexico, Emily completed her undergraduate work in Spanish and English at Tulane University in New Orleans.