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As chief research, design and innovation officer at the KIPP Foundation, Jonathan Cowan partners with and oversees: KIPP's national Research & Evaluation and Insight & Analytics teams (focused on creating ongoing visibility into KIPP's network-wide performance, generating actionable insights, and ensuring high quality data and research to support network leaders in making data-driven decisions); the national KIPP Through College team (focused on ensuring that KIPP alumni nationwide successfully matriculate to and graduate from college); KIPP's Knowledge Sharing team (focused on disseminating promising ideas and practices as well as executing KIPP School Summit, an annual gathering of KIPP?s leaders, teachers, and staff for connecting, learning, and sharing); and KIPP's Technology team (focused on application development and technology infrastructure). Prior to joining KIPP, Jonathan spent over ten years at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) where he assisted senior executives of large, complex organizations in addressing strategic, operational, and organizational issues and in managing large scale change. As a principal and then as a partner and managing director at BCG, Jonathan spent several years helping to build and lead BCG's public education practice. Jonathan has an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MPA from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and a BS in applied mathematics from Yale University. Jonathan lives in the greater Chicago area with his wife Kris and their three sons. He is a Fellow of the 17th class of the Pahara - Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.