Senior Director, Educational Programs
Dr. Abigail Bucuvalas is Senior Director of Educational Programs in the International Social Impact Department at Sesame Workshop. In this role, she leads the processes for curriculum development and program design, collaborates on monitoring and evaluation, and develops new project concepts, with a geographic focus on Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. She also acts as Sesame’s technical lead for health programming around the world. Previously, she led education activities for LEGO Foundation-funded work in development and crisis-affected settings; managed educational content development, outreach activities, and partnerships for the Nigerian co-production of Sesame Street; and led a professional development project for teachers in Ghana. Before joining Sesame, Abby collaborated on health research in the United States and overseas, funded by the American Cancer Society and the National Institutes of Health. She holds an EdD in Health Education and an EdM in International Educational Development from Teachers College and an AB in Psychology from Harvard.