I am a Senior Research Scientist at NWEA. My research seeks to understand students’ academic and social-emotional trajectories and the school and neighborhood influences that promote optimal growth. I received a Ph.D. in quantitative methods in education and a master’s degree in statistics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
I am currently working on several projects focused on examining the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on students’ academic achievement. Another line of my work examines how we scale educational and psychological measures to better understand children’s development trajectories.
My work is funded by the Institute of Education Sciences and the American Education Research Association. My research has been published in Educational Researcher, Psychological Methods, Multivariate Behavioral Research, and Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness. I previously worked at the non-profit policy institute Child Trends, the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin, and UCLA CRESST.