Dr. Zargarpour is Director of Educational Evaluation, Senior Research Fellow at the Claremont Evaluation Center, and Adjunct Professor at Claremont Graduate University. A scholar-practitioner in the fields of Education, Development, and Evaluation for over 25 years, she has conducted upwards of 100 research and evaluation studies, served as partner to hundreds of educational and development organizations, and trained over 500 practitioners in evidence-based practices and evaluation. She is an effective strategic partner for building capacity and improving organizational processes and outcomes. Her research expertise includes formative assessment, data-driven and collaborative inquiry, and college and career readiness and success, particularly among low-income and first-generation populations.