Since joining WestEd in 1998, Grace Calisi has conducted extensive research on high school reform, teacher leadership, and postsecondary programs for underserved youth. She has designed and overseen numerous evaluation plans, developing instrumentation and processes that support successful practices. She has also been a key architect in the development of strategies to support continuous improvement efforts and build upon existing practices. She provides technical assistance to clients and consults with them and colleagues on results, implications, and lessons learned from evaluation and research data. She received an EdM in education from Rutgers University.