Chelsea Waite
Research Fellow


  • Research and methodology
  • School reform
  • Blended learning
  • Personalized learning

Chelsea Waite is a research fellow at The Christensen Institute focusing on blended and personalized learning in K-12 education, where she analyzes how innovation theory can inform the design of new instructional models. This research includes tracking the evolution of blended learning and the opportunities it affords for many kinds of instructional innovation. As part of this role, Waite is leading an effort to build a national dataset on innovative schools. Before joining the Institute, Chelsea built global partnerships and designed learning programs at Digital Promise, a nonprofit working to spur innovation in education. She also spent two years as an English teacher in Brazil on a Fulbright fellowship. Chelsea holds a bachelor’s degree in History from Brown University and was part of the first cohort of a master’s degree program in Social Innovation at the Judge Business School at Cambridge University.