Nancy Duchesneau

Senior P-12 Research Associate, The Education Trust

Nancy Duchesneau

Nancy is a Senior P-12 Research Associate and leads the Social, Emotional, and Academic Development work at EdTrust. In this role, she works to fill current gaps in research, policy, and advocacy to ensure that schools holistically support the well-being and development of students, and especially for low-income students and students of color.

In addition to having served as EdTrust’s Spencer Fellow for Social, Emotional, and Academic Development, Nancy worked in multiple roles prior to joining EdTrust. Including being a tutor and as a research assistant under education faculty at Michigan State University. She has also worked on projects with researchers at Educational Testing Service (ETS), and with consultants at the Center for Assessment.

Nancy received her B.S. from Lehigh University in psychology and is currently in the final stages of the Education Policy Ph.D. program at Michigan State University, with a dissertation that focuses on the intersections of social-emotional learning with culture and restorative justice.

Panel Information


1:40 PM EST

The State of Nuestras Familias: Uvalde, How Tragedy Shapes Us, and Where Our Next Generaciones Go From Here. . .

Pulse Nightclub (Orlando) 2016; El Paso 2019; Uvalde 2022. . . These are the tragedies that in recent memory have most traumatized our community. Among them, ranks the worst attack on Latinos in modern history. Today, research is revealing the impact that gun violence is having on our youngest generations. This panel will examine the depth of that trauma on our community and our families’ collective psyches. The panel will engage in meaningful conversation with respect to gun legislation reform, and, importantly, the reality of how one community is reckoning with the unimaginable.

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