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Diana Toledo Figueroa
Project Leader, Policy Advice and Implementation

Diana Toledo Figueroa leads the Education Policy Outlook, as well as other policy advice and knowledge mobilisation initiatives, such as the Education Policy Reform Dialogues. She is a Policy Analyst on Education Policy of the OECD Education Directorate. Since her arrival to the OECD in 2007, she has contributed to a large variety of OECD work on education, including large-scale data surveys (PISA 2006, TALIS 2008, Education at a Glance 2007-09), research on teacher knowledge based on the learning sciences (the ITEL Teacher Knowledge Survey), thematic analysis (Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Mexico) and policy advice, implementation and dialogue in different OECD countries (such as Chile, Hungary, Iceland, Mexico, Norway or Scotland). As part of her work on policy implementation, she was seconded by the OECD to Mexico during 2009/10. Diana holds a Doctoral Degree in Development Socio-Economics and a Master in Comparative Research on Development from EHESS (France). She also holds a BA in Political Science from ITAM (Mexico). A Mexican and French national, Diana speaks Spanish, English and French. 




Christa Rawkins

Policy Analyst, Policy Advice and Implementation

Christa Rawkins is a Policy Analyst in the Directorate for Education and Skills.  She works in the Education Policy Outlook team analysing the current context of countries’ education systems and their policy responses to key challenges, as well as contributing to the comparative work on the evolution of education policy priorities and responses. Prior to joining the OECD, Christa gained several years’ experience in teaching and school leadership in the UK and France.  She has also worked as an Education Consultant advising on topics relating to teacher training and management, skills development and conducting comparative research of education policy across school systems.  Christa has an MA(Hons) in History from the University of Edinburgh (UK) and an MA in International Public Management from Sciences Po, Paris (France).  She has also studied Educational Leadership at the Institute of Education in London.  Christa speaks English, French and Spanish.




Jonathan Wright

Project Assistant, Policy Advice and Implementation

Jonathan Wright is a Project Assistant with the Directorate for Education and Skills where he is currently contributing to the administrative support of Education Policy Outlook. His responsibilities involve supporting the team with administrative requirements, event planning, updating the project website and assisting with publications. Prior to the OECD, Jonathan worked for the United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office at the British Embassy in Paris where he dealt with immigration matters. Jonathan is a dual national (British and French), holds a BSc in French and Translation Studies from Aston University (United Kingdom) and speaks English, French, Spanish and Russian.




Marie Ullmann

Consultant, Policy Advice and Implementation

Marie Ullmann is a consultant with the Education Policy Outlook team. She currently works on the monitoring and assessment of the evolution of education policy priorities and policy developments across a wide range of OECD and non- OECD member countries for the Education Policy Outlook comparative reports and country profiles. She joined the OECD as a Carlo Schmid Fellow in 2017. Marie holds a BA in International Relations and International Organisations from the University of Groningen (Netherlands) and a Master in Public Policy from the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy (Germany). She speaks German, English and French and has some notions of Dutch.





Rex Kaplan

Intern, Policy Advice and Implementation

Rex Kaplan joined PAI as an intern with the Educational Policy Outlook team. During his undergraduate studies, at The Evergreen State College (United States), he led two independent research projects that looked at Cape Town’s (South Africa) public and private education quality and a research study on New Orleans’ (United States) education reform that followed Hurricane Katrina, in 2005. Both of these projects highlighted inequalities and obstacles still persistent in education around the world and have been the reason for turning towards education policy as a solution. In 2018, Rex joined University College London’s Institute of Education (UCL IOE) where he is getting a MA in Policy Studies in Education, with an emphasis on comparative education. Rex speaks English, French, Spanish and is learning Hungarian and American Sign Language.






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