Fostering high quality equitable education is a collaborative process. 

We amplify the voices of all stakeholders in this change processes. 

We help organize those voices into developing evidence that drives and documents change.

We learn and bring that knowledge forward. 

Alan Peterfreund

Executive Director

Alan Peterfreund, Ph.D., has 36 years of experience as a consultant, evaluator and researcher for clients in the public and private sectors of business, government and education. Dr. Peterfreund has a...

Emily DeHaro-Otero

Office Manager

Emily Deharo-Otero is our Office Manager and has been at SageFox since 2013. She graduated from Westfield State University as a Math major and has worked in Banking as well as the Public School system...

Jordan Esiason

Project Support Specialist

Jordan Esiason joined SageFox as a Research Assistant in 2018 while completing degrees for his two passions in Mathematics and Music Composition at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and graduat...

Phebe Palmer

Project Support Specialist

Phebe Palmer recently joined SageFox (Fall 2021) as a research assistant. She recently completed her B.A. in Statistics at Amherst College and is excited to continue gaining experience in the educatio...

Rebecca Zarch


Rebecca Zarch has spent the last 15 years evaluating projects supporting young adults moving through STEM pathways and workforce development projects. She particularly loves projects that involve ...

Brianna Johnston

Communications Specialist

Brianna Johnston joined the SageFox team in 2014 as an office administrator but her position has evolved into design work and formatting for the team - among other things. Brianna works part time and ...

Amanda Menier

Data Analyst

Amanda Menier joined SageFox in 2019 as a Research Associate. She has a Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Montclair State University and has published in the British Jour...

Jeffrey Xavier

Project Leader

Jeffrey Xavier has been working in the evaluation field since 2009. His interest in evaluation began while studying Applied Sociology at UMass Boston. After receiving his Master of Arts in 2009, he an...

Stacey Sexton

Project Leader

Stacey Sexton has been engaged in educational evaluation and research since 2015. Their current portfolio looks at Computer Science and Computational Thinking in K-12 systems. They look for projects t...

Jiselle Ramirez

Project Support Specialist

Jiselle Ramirez, a junior at Smith College, is a new member of the SageFox team. Jiselle is pursuing a dual degree in Statistical & Data Sciences and Psychology. Her interest in working at Sagefox ste...

We are excited to have brought on 6 graduate students for summer project work.


Maíra Marques Samary

SUMMER PROJECT: Profile of institutions supporting Phd CSEd Research (International)

Maíra Marques Samary  is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at  Computer Science Department of Boston College. She finished her PhD in computer science at the University of Chile. Her research interests include computer science education, software engineering education, software processes and collaborative work.

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Minji Jeon

SUMMER PROJECT: ECEP - State Histories

Minji Jeon is a 3rd year Ph.D. student in Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University. After receiving B.Ed. in Elementary Edu and B.Ed. in English Edu (Secondary), she taught at an elementary school in South Korea for five years before she joined the doctoral program. Since working as a teacher, she led a STEM education program for gifted students and taught programming via block-based languages and unplugged activities. Her research interest lies in instructional designs to enhance students' Computational Thinking (CT), evaluations of their CT practices, and Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) in K-12. Since beginning her doctoral program, she has been involved in CS education research groups and the Expanding Computing Education Pathways (ECEP) project. 

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Stephanie Lunn

SUMMER PROJECT: Profile of institutions supporting Phd CSEd Research (Domestic)

Stephanie Lunn is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Computing and Information Sciences (SCIS) at Florida International University (FIU), working in the LEARN-CS laboratory under the supervision of Dr. Monique Ross. Her research interests span the fields of computing education,
data science, and machine learning. Previously, Stephanie received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Neuroscience from the University of Miami, in addition to a B.S. degree in Computer Science
from FIU. She is also a SCIS Presidential/Director’s Fellow.

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Jake Koressel

SUMMER PROJECT: ECEP - State Histories

Jake Koressel started his career in education as a high school math and computer science teacher. While he was teaching, he earned his master’s degree in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University. Jake currently serves as the Computer Science Specialist at the Indiana Department of Education where he oversees the state’s computer science education initiatives and supports projects related to STEM and Digital Learning. Jake is passionate about broadening participation in K-12 computer science and bringing high quality computer science opportunities to K-12 students. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Instructional Systems Technology with a minor in Computer Science from Indiana University.

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Maral Kargarmoakhar

SUMMER PROJECT: Understanding the interaction between CSEd Research and Research-Practitioner Partnerships

Maral Kargarmoakhar, Ph.D. student has a Master’s degree in Computer Science from FIU. She has more than four years of research and development experience in computer science and computer engineering.
She is currently working as a research assistant with a research focus on cultural influences on computer science pursuit as an occupation.

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Julie M. Smith

SUMMER PROJECT: Translating the Cambridge Handbook of Computing Education Research into a activity set.

Julie M. Smith is a PhD student in Learning Technologies at the University of North Texas, where she focuses on curriculum and equity in computer science education. She has a MEd in Curriculum & Instruction from Texas A & M and also works as a computer science curriculum developer.

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