Amber Jaycocks

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Assistant Policy Analyst
Washington Office


M.Phil. (Ph.D. candidate) in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; B.S. in environmental engineering, MIT


Amber Jaycocks is a doctoral candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy analyst at the RAND Corporation. Her research interests are in applied quantitative policy approaches across health, environment, finance, and defense policy settings. While her project portfolio is diverse, she speacilizes in applying multidisciplinary approaches to answer research questions.

Jaycocks graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a B.S. in environmental engineering and a concentration in urban planning and studies. While at MIT she was involved in research related to artificial intelligence, modeling groundwater flux in Hawaii and Massachusetts, as well as conducting a low-tech water filtration and an epidemiology study in Peru. She was an environmental engineer for the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center-U.S. DoT where she worked on various environmental analyses and policy projects. Most recently, she was a quantitative financial analyst at State Street Associates where she contributed to the creation of proprietary trading strategies and capital flow indicators, and conducted global markets research.

Honors & Awards

  • Cazier Sustainability Dissertation Award, 2011
  • Project Air Force Dissertation Award, 2011
  • Donald and Susan Rice Scholarship, 2009