M.Ed. School Counseling, Boston University
BA, Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley
Eddie Rivero joined the John Gardner Center as a Qualitative Research Associate in 2022. His educational background in the learning sciences and policy research are rooted in strong commitments to co-design equitable learning environments with students, teachers, and community organizations. His research interests focus on the ingenuity, agency, and relationships that racially minoritized youth develop in school, afterschool programs, and informal learning environments. More recently, Eddie’s work has examined the process of developing relationship-centered schools and the role that relational trust, community engagement, and positive school climates play in the learning and development of students. Eddie’s experience as a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Learning Policy Institute (LPI) allowed him to draw on his expertise in the learning sciences to evaluate practices, structures, and policies being developed in California through the relationship-centered schools initiative. Eddie earned his B.A. in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, a M.Ed. in School Counseling from Boston University, and a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley with a concentration in the learning sciences and human development.