Octavia Nixon

Design Studio Project Lead Coordinator

Octavia Nixon is the Design Studio Project Lead Coordinator at the Edmond & Lily Safra Center for Ethics (ELSCE). In this role, Octavia coordinates and manages an affiliated initiative of the Democratic Knowledge Project at ELSCE and Educational Ethics at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). Prior to joining the team, Octavia worked in the educational non-profit sector. Her work primarily involved supporting school, district, and state-level leaders in identifying the technical and adaptive enabling conditions necessary to deliver high-quality professional development focused on curriculum adoption and strategic implementation.

Octavia holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English with a minor in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts-Boston. Additionally, she earned a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and obtained an Educational Supervisor Certification from Kean University.