Gabriella C. Gonzalez is a sociologist at the RAND Corporation. Her main interests are school-to-work transitions, inequality, workforce development and dynamics, educational attainment of youth, and human capital development. Gonzalez has more than twelve years of experience in program evaluation, case study analysis, designing and analyzing surveys, and conducting and analyzing data from interviews and focus groups with key informants and industry leaders. She currently leads a project to evaluate recent K-12 education reforms in New Haven Public Schools; a study on the alignment of education and training with workforce needs in the energy sector in West Virginia and Pennsylvania; and an evaluation of Department of Defense programs to support the employment and education of military spouses. Her previous work includes analysis of school leadership, an evaluation of The Pittsburgh Promise (a postsecondary scholarship system for high school graduates), and decisionmaking of minority and women Air Force Academy cadets. Her 2005 book, Educational Attainment in Immigrant Families: Community Context and Family Background, examined the educational attainment of children of immigrants in the United States, comparing the relative effects of neighborhood context and family background. Gonzalez's international work includes a study on the demographic challenges facing Abu Dhabi and an analysis of skills mismatch problems and education and labor market reforms in Arab Gulf countries. She assisted with the design and implementation of the Qatar Student Assessment System from 2003 to 2005. She was based in Qatar from 2003 to 2007. Gonzalez earned her Ph.D. in sociology from Harvard University.
Lynn Karoly and Gabriella Gonzalez, "Early Care and Education for Children in Immigrant Families," Future of Children, 21(1):71-101, 2011
Gabriella C. Gonzalez, Robert Bozick, Shannah Tharp-Taylor, Andrea Phillips, Fulfilling The Pittsburgh Promise®: Early Progress of Pittsburgh's Postsecondary Scholarship Program, RAND (MG-MG-1139-TPP), 2011
Constant, L., C. Goldman, G. Zellman, C. Augustine, T. Galama, G. Gonzalez., C.A. Guarino, R. Karam, G. Ryan, H. Salem, "Promoting Quality and Variety Through the Public Financing of Privately Operated Schools in Qatar," Journal of School Choice, 4(4):450-473, 2010
Catherine H. Augustine, Gabriella Gonzalez, Gina Schuyler Ikemoto, Jennifer Russell, Gail L. Zellman, Louay Constant, Jane Armstrong, Jacob W. Dembosky, Improving School Leadership: The Promise of Cohesive Leadership Systems, RAND (MG-885-WF), 2009
Gabriella Gonzalez, Lynn A. Karoly, Louay Constant, Hanine Salem, Charles A. Goldman, Facing human capital challenges of the 21st century : education and labor market initiatives in Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates, RAND (MG-786), 2008
Santibañez, L., G. Gonzalez, P. Morrison, and S. Carroll, "Methods for Gauging the Target Populations that Community Colleges Serve," Population Research and Policy Review, 26(1):51-67, 2006
Gabriella Gonzalez, Educational Attainment of Immigrant Families: Community Context and Family Background, LFB Scholarly Publishing, 2005