Boston Day and Evening Academy Board of Trustees
Margie joined BDEA in 2000. Her work with BDEA students in Post-graduate planning includes visiting colleges, providing guidance and information on financial aid, the admissions process, and college applications, coordinating scholarships with colleges, and helping students with job placements, career counseling, and transition programs.
Previously, she was the producing director for the New Math Theater Company in New York City while working as an actor and voice-over artist. After moving to to Washington, DC, Margie taught English as a Second Language at Pimmit Hills High School in Falls Church, VA, taught drama at H-B Woodlawn in Arlington, VA, and produced educational documentary films. Margie holds a B.A. in Theater from Emerson College and an M.Ed. from the University of Virginia.
Cris is the Executive Director of Institutional Initiatives for the Office of Technology Development (OTD) at Harvard University. She has worked at Harvard since 2006. In addition to her current role, she has served as the Director of Technology Transactions at OTD and the Executive Director of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science. Prior to joining Harvard, Cris served as the Director of Intellectual Property and Corporate Counsel for pSivida Ltd., an innovator of drug delivery technologies. She also has worked as a litigation associate in law firms in Boston, MA, and Greenwich, CT. Cris holds a JD from the University of Connecticut School of Law and a BA from Yale University. In addition to her professional work, Cris is the founder of the REAL Ride, a 5000 mile, gravel cycling event that raised funding for Boston Day and Evening Academy.
Danny Rivera has over 18 years of experience working with non-profit organizations. Danny has spent the majority of his career serving children, youth and families of Boston in many different capacities. He currently serves as Senior Coach at Match Beyond, an innovative approach to higher education that empowers young adults and college non-completers to earn postsecondary degrees and leverages those degrees with career paths that generate livable wages. Prior to joining Match Beyond, Danny was the Lead Post-Secondary Transition Coach at the Boston Private Industry Council (PIC). During his time there, he provided college and career support to Boston Public School (BPS) graduates transitioning from high school to local two-year colleges in order to increase college retention and completion rates. Danny also played a key role in the implementation of a citywide initiative to improve college persistence and completion outcomes for BPS graduates called the Success Boston College Completion Initiative.
Spencer Kimball teaches Political and Sports Communication courses in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. He is the director of the Washington Program and the advisor for the Emerson Pre-Law Society and the Emerson College Polling Society. He is a Member of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), American Association of Political Consultants, (AAPC) and is certified in Human Subject research by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI).
Kimball is a national pundit quoted in a variety of publications including the Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Huffington Post, Washington Post, Fox News, the National Journal, and National Public Radio (NPR). He is currently writing a textbook Survey Says… on how to conduct public opinion polling. He has been published in the American Behavioral Scientist (ABS) and the International Association of Business Discplines (IABD).
Kimball is also a small business owner, serving as the Founder and President of Kimball Political Consulting, LLC. KPC provides survey research, message strategy and organization for political and corporate clients around the world.
George Cox is a retired BPS educator who has worked in the areas of professional learning, leadership development, human resource management, teacher diversity, and licensure support. He has also taught at the elementary and college levels and now volunteers in BPS elementary and secondary schools, as well as in community organizations.