Rolando Fernando

Education Pioneers Performance Analytics Fellow, StrivePartnership

Rolando Fernando is StrivePartnership / KnowledgeWorks’ Education Pioneers Performance Analytics Fellow.

Rolando Fernando is Education Pioneers Performance Analytics Fellow with StrivePartnership, a subsidiary of KnowledgeWorks. He is very passionate about improving education and brings a rich and wide variety of experiences with him. Fernando will lead the Partnership’s data governance and operations efforts, including the collection, analysis and presentation of data related to key outcomes, and will work closely with internal staff, partners, school leadership, community members and other stakeholders toward improving cradle-to-career outcomes.

Fernando comes to StrivePartnership / KnowledgeWorks most recently via Los Angeles and the Philippines, where he has been working as a Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow for more than 20 years. He has taught courses in political philosophy, globalization theory & development and quantitative/qualitative research methods. His most recent research and advocacy activities focused on climate change resilience, indigenous peoples’ rights and disaster and risk reduction management. 

Fernando obtained his M.A. in Socio-cultural Anthropology and Development Studies from Brown University and his B.S. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University.  His past work experiences include working as a Project Manager of private equity portfolios for Amerindo Investment Advisors and as a Workgroup Computing Technology Manager for The Procter & Gamble Company. His engagements in climate change and human rights advocacy organizations continue to affirm his commitment to education access, environmental stewardship, and social justice.

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