Mirka Vuollo

Adjunct Research Staff
Santa Monica Office


M.A. in political science, University of Cologne


Mirka Vuollo is an adjunct project associate at RAND. She is currently working on two multi-year projects evaluating the effectiveness of principal training and school leadership pipeline initiatives in several school districts nationwide. Prior to RAND, Mirka worked for UCLA Extension, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva, Switzerland, and for the Finnish Foreign Ministry. She has an M.A. in political science from the University of Cologne in Germany. Mirka is trilingual in Finnish, German, and English, and has a working knowledge of Swedish and French. Areas of interest include international education, education reform, international development, and human rights.