Dr. Casta Guillaume is the Director of Research, Learning, and Evaluation at the National Equity Project and a Weissberg fellow with the Collaborative for Academic and Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL). As a lifelong youth worker, Casta’s approach to research privileges intergenerational connections. She uses research methods to spark curiosity, conversation and everyday action in the interest of social change. Her community-based research supports the integration of student and caregiver voices into the conceptualization, design, and evaluation of learning spaces–broadly defined. She earned her doctoral degree in Education and Psychology from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!).