ERS Team

Olivia Carr


As an associate consultant, Olivia works with schools and districts on school design topics. Recent projects include “reimagining” education and exploring innovative staffing models with Hartford Public Schools, redesigning high school schedules with D.C. Public Schools, and designing an equity-based staffing allocations formula with Issaquah School District.

Prior to joining ERS, Olivia earned a Ph.D. in education policy and management with a specialty in international education policy from Vanderbilt University. She then completed a two-year postdoctoral research fellowship at Tulane University, where she designed studies and wrote policy briefs answering pressing questions from New Orleans Public Schools and the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans advisory board.  

Outside of work, Olivia enjoys board games, crafting, and exploring the Boston area with her husband.  

Previous Experience

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Tulane University


Ph.D., Education Policy and Management

Vanderbilt University 

B.A., Economics and Educational Studies

Emory University


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