Josephine Louie, EDC principal research scientist, is an education R&D leader. As principal investigator (PI) of initiatives funded by the National Science Foundation and foundations, she works to improve the quality and equity of K–12 learning. Her focuses include critical data literacy, civic statistics, environmental literacy, education policy, STEM education, and technology integration.

Louie co-leads the EDC initiative Preparing a Green and Blue Workforce and leads EDC’s Data Paths initiative. As PI of WeatherX and Strengthening Data Literacy Across the Curriculum, she led the design of curricula on extreme weather and social justice issues. She was an expert panelist for the NASEM workshop, Foundations of Data Science for Students in Grades K-12.

Louie is a widely published author. Previously, she served as a research associate for the Metro Boston Equity Initiative at the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University and a senior data analyst for the Harvard Immigration Project.

Louie holds an EdM and EdD from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Master of City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.