Senior Fellow and Co-director of the Center for Universal Education, Brookings Institution,
Emiliana Vegas is a senior fellow and co-director of the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution. A leading expert on education in developing countries, Vegas has written extensively on issues affecting education systems in Latin America and the Caribbean. Before joining Brookings, Vegas served as chief of the Education Division at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). She also worked at the World Bank, where she held various positions in the Human Development Network. Vegas is the author of several articles in peer-reviewed journals and institutional reports. She has also co-authored several books, including Profession: Teacher. Why the teaching profession lost its prestige in Latin America and the Caribbean, and how to recover it?, The Promise of Early Childhood Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, and Raising Student Learning in Latin America: The Challenge for the 21st Century. Vegas has an EdD from Harvard University, an MPP from Duke University, and a BA in communications from Andrés Bello Catholic University in Caracas, Venezuela.