Headshot of Tara Chiatovich, Ph.D. Senior Cognitive Learning Data Scientist, RethinkEd

Tara Chiatovich, Ph.D.

Senior Data Scientist

Dr. Tara Chiatovich leads the data science efforts at RethinkEd, where her analytic work is a mix of choosing optimal metrics to understand student progress, surfacing insights in data dashboards and visualizations, and collaborating with on-the-ground experts in education to ensure that data decisions reflect the day-to-day realities in the classroom. She is passionate about explaining complicated statistical ideas in a way that anyone can understand so that all stakeholders can reap the benefits of findings from the data.

Dr. Chiatovich comes to RethinkEd from Panorama Education, where she was Senior Research and Data Scientist. In this role, she led onboarding and question-and-answer sessions on creating research-backed surveys; informed product design to align with best practices in research and data analysis; and investigated links across distinct facets of students' learning and development based on a large, national dataset. Prior to working in the ed tech sector, she managed the logistics and study design for the Early Learning Study at Harvard—a large-scale study of young children's formal and informal learning—and spent two years as a data specialist in an urban school district where her analyses helped guide policy decisions. Dr. Chiatovich holds an Ed.M. in International Education Policy from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Developmental and Psychological Sciences from Stanford University. She is a peer-reviewed author and presenter at national conferences.

In her off time, Dr. Chiatovich enjoys watching French TV, going for early morning walks, and playing her cello. She lives in the Boston suburbs with her family of four and their lap cat, Eevee.