Emily Parrott

Emily Parrott

Senior Program Manager, College Excellence Program

Emily Parrott is a senior program manager with the College Excellence Program, leading CEP’s learning agenda and direct support as an intermediary partner in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Frontier Set initiative. Prior to joining the Aspen Institute, Emily was managing director of evaluation at Teaching Trust in Dallas. She brings expertise in applied education research and translating research into action as well as program management, evaluation, and capacity-building. She received a Ph.D. in human ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she focused her dissertation on social mobility for first-generation college students, and has published peer-reviewed articles in several journals.