Rocio Galarza serves as the Assistant Vice President in the U.S. Social Impact department at Sesame Workshop. In this role, she manages the development of educational content and research for a wide range of multimedia projects.
As an expert in early childhood educational development and the needs of young children, she works with advisors to ensure that the content of Sesame Street’s outreach initiatives is age-appropriate, appealing and effective in motivating families to use their everyday routines as learning moments for young children.
Galarza previously served as the Senior Education and Research Specialist for Sesame Workshop’s International Research group, where she managed the development of educational content and research for different multimedia projects with partners in Colombia, Mexico, Kosovo, and Russia. She has also collaborated in research conducted with partners in Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
Before joining Sesame Workshop, she worked for New York University, assisting in project development and management of after school programs. She has also served as Assistant Director of an after school program in New York City. She holds a masters of Arts from Teachers College, Columbia University.