Chelsea Waite is a senior researcher at the Center on Reinventing Public Education. Along with partners at Transcend and dozens of other collaborating organizations, she leads the Canopy project to build better collective knowledge on K–12 innovation from a diverse set of schools around the country. Before joining CRPE, Chelsea was an education research fellow at the Christensen Institute studying innovative school models, school change, student agency, and models for peer-to-peer support in K–12. Prior, she built partnerships and designed learning programs at Digital Promise, and taught English as the postsecondary level in the northeast of Brazil. Chelsea holds a BA in History from Brown University and an MSt in Social Innovation from Cambridge University. She is also accredited by the Partnership Brokers Association as a facilitator of multi-stakeholder collaborations.