Ana is a partner at UPD where she leads the firm’s Ed-Fi implementation and systems development projects. She is also an expert in performance management and statistical analysis. Her engagements include the design and development of the Teacher Preparation Data Model (TPDM) as an open-source data interoperability project. Ana is currently leading her teams with large deployments of the TPDM with several teacher preparation programs across the country. She led the design of an open source, Ed-Fi compliant, early warning system module and a talent management module. Her Ed-Fi experience includes implementations in school districts of Portland (OR), Tulsa, and Shelby County (TN). She also leads the implementation and development of data transfer mechanisms in the District of Columbia.

Ana has over 17 years of experience in public and private sector analytics and consultancy leading to measurable results in the implementation of methodologies, process reengineering, and business solutions in the fields of risk management, finance, education, and policy creation. She has strong analytical skills that make her an expert in using data to inform organizational decision making. Her expertise in establishing performance management processes within organizations allows clients to monitor progress towards desired outcomes.

Ana holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics from Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (Mexico’s Autonomous Institute of Technology), and a Masters of Information Systems Management from Carnegie Mellon University. She is fluent in Spanish and English.