Fernanda Gándara worked in Chile and the U.S. and has been involved in international education projects, including her current work in the evaluation of a five-year intervention in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Prior to joining School-to-School International, Gándara conducted research for the Center of Educational Assessment at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she was also a doctoral student. Her research is oriented towards the improvement of assessment practices in educational contexts, including assessment practices that affect linguistic minorities and students in need.
She holds a six-year industrial engineering degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She completed her doctorate in psychometric methods, educational statistics, and research methods at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.