Silvana Esposito Hackett

Silvana Esposito Hackett

Senior Research Analyst

Areas Of Expertise

Education & Certification

Master’s in Public Policy, University of Minnesota

Silvana Esposito Hackett is a senior research analyst in the early childhood development research area. She is interested in policies that support the youngest and most vulnerable populations in achieving equitable education, health, and social outcomes. Silvana served as an epidemiologist for Montana’s Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program and is experienced with linking and using early childhood administrative data to answer key policy questions. She also supported the Montana Office of Public Instruction in their implementation of a federal Preschool Development Grant (PDG) and worked with local and state Head Start leaders to integrate Head Start enrollment data into the state student information system. She built data systems to collect and link information on developmental assessments, early childhood learning environments, and early childhood workforce to support PDG work. She is passionate about supporting early childhood data integration and furthering research in early childhood initiatives and the early childhood workforce.