Ana Saavedra

Ana Saavedra is a doctoral student in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. She is a Psychologist with a Master’s in Education from the University of the Andes and a Fulbright Scholarship recipient. Her main research interests are understanding how metacognition develops during early life stages, the intersection between cognitive and emotional processes in early childhood, and the use of technology to support these processes. Prior to beginning her doctoral studies she was an Adjunct professor in the teacher education Master´s program of Universidad Externado de Colombia. In 2015, she coordinated high-impact research projects for Colombia’s Ministry of Education as the National Teacher Evaluation and the New Teacher Induction Program. She has worked as an assistant consultant for the Interamerican World Bank (IDB) in the Dominican Republic, the Ministry of Education in Colombia, and as a consultant for the Office of the Vice-Provost for Academic Affairs of Tadeo University. She has participated in the evaluation of several educational programs as Computers to Educate and the program Let’s learn (PTA). For approximately eight years she led the design, operation, and facilitation of more than 490 educational experiences in informal learning contexts like the Amazon and the Andes for more than 21,000 K-12 students.