Center on the Developing Child

Jimena Santillán

Jimena Santillán joined the Center as a Senior Program Manager in October 2017. In this role, she is responsible for building and strengthening internal and external capacity to implement science-based innovation through the IDEAS Impact Framework. Previously, Jimena had been a consultant on the Frontiers of Innovation (FOI) initiative, providing technical assistance on the IDEAS Impact Framework to FOI project teams in the United States and Mexico. She continues to provide targeted coaching and technical assistance to project teams, and provides consultation and support to other coaches, including FOI liaisons for the Latin American Innovation Clusters. Jimena holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Oregon and a B.A. in psychology from Hunter College of the City University of New York. She has extensive experience implementing and evaluating intervention programs for children and families facing adversity.