Marlana Salmon-Letelier
Research and evidence

Marlana Salmon-Letelier

Education Researcher

Marlana Salmon-Letelier is an Education Researcher at the International Rescue Committee (IRC). She leads the Measurement and Metrics Initiative with the IRC Education Team and collaborates with other organizations to expand access to high quality, valid, and reliable tools for use in areas of conflict and crisis. She also serves as the Research Lead for the Mavis Nigeria Ed Tech and FID Niger social emotional learning (SEL) projects and as the Cross-Regional Measurement Lead and Coordinator for the Education Research in Conflict and Crisis (ERICC) programme. She is an active member of the INEE Data Working Group, Soft-Skills Measurement Working Group, and a reviewer for the INEE Measurement Library.

Marlana completed her Ed.D. in International Educational Development at Teachers College, Columbia University in May 2019. Her mixed methods doctoral research focused on Federal Unity Colleges (diverse secondary boarding schools) in Nigeria and involved longitudinal surveys, social network analysis, interviews, and observations. She also holds an M.T.S. from Harvard University in Multiculturalism and Religion with a focus in Education and a B.B.A./B.A. in International Business/Spanish from the University of Texas in Austin.

She has experience as a high school math teacher and has worked on a variety of research, consultancy, and advocacy projects with organizations such as the United Nations (OHCHR), World Bank, FHI360, the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), United Board, Citizen Schools, and the Arab Educational Institute.