Vera Michalchik is Learning Officer for Measurement, Evaluation, and Learning at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Previously the Director of Evaluation and Research in the office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning at Stanford University, Vera studied initiatives that better leveraged the assets of the research university across its broad educational and outreach mission. In addition to her work in higher education, she remains active in many collaborative projects in the areas of youth development, out-of-school learning, and equity, through efforts such as serving as a member of the Connected Learning Research Network. She did her doctoral work in educational anthropology and psychology at Stanford, her Ed.M. at Harvard, and her B.A. at UC Berkeley.