Zarek Drozda

Zarek Drozda is the Executive Director of Data Science 4 Everyone, a national initiative and coalition based at the University of Chicago. Zarek helped launch DS4E in 2019, co-organizing a coalition of 3000+ education leaders to advance data science, data literacy, and AI education in K-12 schools across more than 25 states. Zarek previously served for the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences as a Data Science Fellow, where he led research on emerging technology education and advised the national COVID response, coordinating data analytics for an inter-agency team between the White House, Department of Education, and Centers for Disease Control. Prior to federal service, Zarek helped build a social impact incubator (the Center for RISC) with economist and Freakonomics coauthor Steven Levitt.