Whitney LeBoeuf, PhD Deputy Executive Director for Data Strategy and Early Childhood Policy

Dr. Whitney LeBoeuf joined the Colorado Lab in 2017 because she shares itsdedication to actionable research to drive decision making. Prior to joining the Colorado Lab, Whitney helped launch Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy, an initiative based out of the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) that helps state and local governments collaborate and responsibly use data to improve lives. This experience gave her the expertise needed to lead the development and launch of the Linked Information Network of Colorado (LINC). Whitney has over 20 years of experience researching the policies and systems designed to support the well-being of young children, and has dedicated her research focus to improving the early childhood sector in service to children and families. She earned her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania in education policy and has a master’s degree in quantitative research methods from the University of Denver.

Whitney is most interested in work involving multiple government partners, particularly projects with a focus on early childhood policies and programs. The Colorado Lab Essential Element that motivates Whitney is to sustain change among our government and community partners. She sees this as the greatest measure of success in her work because it demonstrates the Lab has made long-lasting contributions in Colorado.

Whitney finds joy in the unexpected moments of humor from her children (especially their “sick burns”), and spends rare moments of downtime crocheting and listening to true crime podcasts.