Strada Impact

Through Strada Impact, we work to catalyze and scale the changes needed for the education-employment system to better meet learners’ needs.

Our strategic integration of research, philanthropy, thought leadership, and policy is designed to drive solutions and systems change so that more individuals can successfully access and complete postsecondary education and training to improve their careers and lives.


Strada research gives a voice to learners by examining their perspectives on the quality, relevance, and impact of their education, identifying the barriers that prevent aspiring learners from pursuing education, and the changes that can make it accessible and meaningful to more learners.

Strada Impact Leadership

Ruth V. Watkins, Ph.D.
Strada Impact President

“Postsecondary education has the power to transform lives, but individuals are not sharing in that success equally. We have an opportunity, through research and thought leadership that informs policy, institutional and system change, to ensure education’s promise can be realized by more people across our country, from varying backgrounds and occupations, so they can feel empowered to improve their lives.”

Dave Clayton, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President, Consumer Insights

Daryl A. Graham

Senior Vice President, Philanthropy

Courtney H. McBeth, Ed.D.

Senior Vice President, Strada Impact Operations

Janet Salm

Managing Director of Research, Strada Institute