Shazia Hashmi is a Program Associate II in WestEd’s Resilient and Healthy Schools and Communities content area team. Hashmi translates research on equitable, developmentally appropriate strategies to support state education agencies, district leaders, and educators in serving communities. She currently works with The California Endowment’s School Health Data Team to use school climate data to help create supportive, engaging learning environments for students. She also serves as a technical assistance provider for the national Center to Improve Social and Emotional Learning and School Safety.
Hashmi started her career providing technical assistance to adult education and digital literacy practitioners for the City of Philadelphia (PA). She has also been on research teams at the University of Virginia and North Carolina A&T State University, where she studied the intersections of race, culture, and education. Most recently, she developed and evaluated cradle-to-career programming in West Baltimore (MD) as a Lead Research Analyst for the University of Maryland’s School of Social Work.
Hashmi received an MEd in Applied Developmental Science from the University of Virginia, and a BA in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh.