Victoria Shier is a Ph.D. student at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy analyst at RAND. She came to RAND from Abt Associates, Inc., where she was a senior analyst. In this role, Shier contributed to health policy projects as a project manager and project director, and conducted qualitative and quantitative research focusing on long-term care, nursing home quality, Medicare, and prescription drug coverage. Previously, she worked as a project specialist at the Hospital for Special Surgery and as a technology analyst at Goldman Sachs. She graduated from Brown University with a B.S. in electrical engineering and earned a master's degree in health policy from New York University.