As Head of Research & Design, Eric Lavin leads CICS’ incubation and innovation efforts, which are designed to empower our education entrepreneurs -- both the leaders of our partner management organizations and educators currently outside of our network that are dissatisfied with the status quo in education -- to design, launch and lead schools that prepare every student to thrive in the 21st century. Previously, Eric has led initiatives and ventures at the intersection of education, social entrepreneurship, and systemic change. Eric received a B.A. in International Political Economy from Tulane University. In his spare time, you can find Eric biking, hiking, reading or traveling to parts exotic and unexotic.