Charlotte Powley


Charlotte Powley launched her career as an educator in New York City soon after receiving her BA from Barnard College, Columbia University. She taught algebra to high school students at a New York City public high school while completing a master’s in education from Hunter College. Her dedication to learning more about students’ overall health and well-being led her to pursue a master’s in public health from Tufts University School of Medicine, where she completed her degree with a specialty in biostatistics and epidemiology.

Charlotte’s doctoral work focused on menstrual management and students’ experiences of menstruation in U.S. public schools. She completed her doctorate in social policy at The Heller School at Brandeis University in 2020. Charlotte worked as an assistant teaching professor and program director at Simmons University in their public health department. She currently works at Brandeis University as an assistant director of research. Charlotte also works part time for Boston Public Schools in their Office of Health and Wellness, supporting their sexual health services team.