We are excited to share with TIRF supporters that we have added a new member to our Board of Trustees! Dr. Evelina Galaczi (pictured left) has been unanimously elected to serve a three-year term alongside her new Board colleagues.

Evelina is Director of Research—English at Cambridge University Press and Assessment. She has worked in English language education for over 30 years as a teacher, teacher trainer, materials writer, researcher, and assessment specialist. Evelina leads a team of experts in language learning, teaching, and assessment in the delivery of high-quality research supporting the Cambridge tests, learning materials and world-leading expertise in language education.  Evelina’s expertise lies in second language assessment and learning, and her current work focuses on the challenges – and exciting opportunities – of using AI in language assessment and learning. She has explored issues in assessment and learning through her academic publications ‪and international presentations. Evelina holds a masters and a doctoral degrees in Applied Linguistics from Teachers College, Columbia University, USA.

Upon being asked about her service to TIRF, Evelina shared the following: “It is an honour to become a member of the TIRF Board of Trustees. Cambridge has a long association with TIRF, including our publication of several Doctoral Dissertation Grantees in 2016, and can bring the research expertise needed to support the aims of the Foundation – understanding of language learning, teaching and testing theory, and how to apply this to policymaking, test design and classroom practice. As Cambridge research is underpinned by a commitment to disseminating information, understanding the individual needs of learners and recognizing English as an international language, we can look forward to a rewarding collaboration.”

Please join the TIRF community in welcoming Evelina to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees!