CHRISTEN HOLLY is a consultant with Public Impact, conducting research and quantitative and qualitative analyses. Dr. Holly has worked on projects focusing on education reforms in New Orleans, district-charter relationships in urban areas, charter school funding, policies to encourage charter school excellence, state takeovers of failing schools, state-level education policies, and teacher evaluation, compensation, and career paths. Before coming to Public Impact, she was a lecturer in the Department of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Holly has worked in policy advisory roles at the state and federal level in both the public and private sectors, as well as working in the financial services industry. She holds a Ph.D. in public policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a master’s degree in economics from New York University, and a B.A. in economics from Duke University.