Susan Burkhauser is an assistant policy analyst at RAND and Ph.D. student at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. At RAND, Burkhauser's work has focused on primary and secondary education policy, in conjunction with RAND Education, and on officer selection and training, in conjunction with RAND Project AIR FORCE. Before coming to the Pardee RAND Graduate School she worked as a senior analyst at Compass Lexecon, where she conducted both qualitative and quantitative research assisting in the creation of economic expert reports. Her work focused mainly on anti-trust/mergers, class certification, and intellectual property which spanned several industries including healthcare, chemical, and digital media. Burkhauser holds a B.S. degree in policy analysis and management from the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University and an M.Phil. in policy analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School.