Kayleigh Roach

Kayleigh Roach

Research Associate


behavioral health, early childhood

Professional Biography

Kayleigh became passionate about the intersection of research and practice to create better systems for children and families during her years of on-the-ground work as an early childhood educator. The many systemic issues that her students' families encountered encouraged her to move into research and evaluation work in the early childhood realm.

While in graduate school, Kayleigh interned with Citizens for Juvenile Justice, where she assisted in analyzing data to inform state-level legislative advocacy efforts. This solidified her passion for data analysis as a way to inform systems-level change. Upon moving to Colorado, she spent some time as an early childhood educator, learning more about the population and systemic issues in the state. With this understanding of the field, she joined the Butler Institute to get back to research. She works on early childhood education projects, assisting with data cleaning, analysis and communication with partners.

In her spare time, Kayleigh enjoys hiking with her dog and her partner, traveling (near and far), reading and checking out new coffee shops.


MA, Tufts University