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Who We Are: Mihiri Silva

Research Associate
Mihiri Silva

“Knowledge sharing is essential to ensuring every child has access to a high-quality education.” 


About Mihiri Silva 


Mihiri supports the Region 14 Comprehensive Center evaluation team in collecting and analyzing data. With a keen eye for details, she encourages client and project team participation to best position our center to grow and adapt to meet the needs of our clients. 

Mihiri brings almost a decade of experience in educator research, technical assistance, and large-scale data collection. She has worked directly with state education agencies and the U.S. Department of Education grantees supporting various initiatives and communities of practice. 


Career Highlights 

  • Mihiri is an Operations Research Associate for Westat's Human Research Protections Program which is responsible for protecting the rights and welfare for participants in our research.  
  • For the Region 14 Comprehensive Center, Mihiri developed equity-related resources and tools for the Texas Education Agency Office of Educator Equity and Support and Education Service Center Equity Leads.  
  • For the Region 5 Comprehensive Center, Mihiri worked with a state education agency client to develop a survey to determine what types of training educators and other school staff needed to support the mental health needs and overall well-being of students and school personnel. 
  • Mihiri supported the rural English Learner, college access and success, and teacher and principal effectiveness communities for the Investing in Innovation (i3) and Education Innovation and Research (EIR) program. As the Community Coordinator, she worked closely with community leads, facilitated community meetings, created resources, and disseminated communications. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Evaluation 

  • Data Collection 

  • Technical Assistance 

  • Compliance Monitoring 

  • Institutional Review Board (IRB)  

  • Data Visualization


  • B.A., Political Science, Dickinson College 

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