Julia Tami Ishikawa is an education development professional dedicated to the design and implementation of equitable public policies in Brazil. Before coming to Stanford, Julia was a project manager at the Lemann Foundation, where she worked for more than 5 years advocating for the approval and effective implementation of the National Learning Standards (BNCC), a federal policy to promote education equality and raise learning outcomes in Brazil.
Julia’s interests lie in the intersection of education and public policy, including challenges in systemic reforms, policy implementation, service delivery, and governance in national and subnational education systems. She believes that quality and equity in education are key levers to promote a more developed and fair country, where everyone can reach their full potential.
More recently, Julia has researched school and system leadership and teacher management for improved outcomes. Her goal is to contribute to the development of evidence-based, innovative, and inclusive policies in Brazil.
Prior to joining the Lemann Foundation, Julia has worked at Conectas Human Rights and at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris. She holds a master’s degree in Public Policy from Oxford University and a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of São Paulo.