Hetal Thukral serves as STS’s senior director of evaluation and research leading a team of eight senior researchers, psychometricians, and evaluation experts.
Thukral has over 18 years of experience in implementing international education programs from the U.S. and abroad, with a focus on program evaluation and improvement at the federal and local levels. She has experience working on multiple projects funded by USAID, the African Development Bank, World Bank, UNESCO, DfID, and foundations. Domestically, Thukral has experience working at the district-level supporting research and policy development for the Howard County Public School System in Maryland. In these roles, Thukral has built and applied rich technical skills in program evaluation and analysis.
Thukral holds a doctorate in education policy and measurement and statistics from the University of Maryland College Park and a master’s degree in international education from the George Washington University.