Hannah Acheson-Field

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Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Washington Office


B.S. in computational biology (computer science), Brown University; M.S. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School


Hannah Acheson-Field is a policy researcher at RAND and a Ph.D candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Her research interests include workforce development and management, post-secondary education, and STEM education.

Her recent RAND work includes a congressionally mandated study comparing compensation differences among public and private sector STEM workers, a study comparing the career trajectories of women with STEM doctorates, a study that estimated the costs of general and flag officers and their support personnel, and several other studies broadly related to the recruitment and retention of service members.

Prior to joining Pardee RAND, she worked for the IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI), a federally funded research and development center serving the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and other federal agencies. She holds a M.S. in policy analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School and a B.S. in computational biology from Brown University.

Recent Projects

  • Leaky Pipeline for Mid-Career Female STEM Doctorates
  • Compensation and Benefits for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Positions in the Private and Public Sectors
  • Joint Airmen Attributes for Recruiting and Accessions
  • General and Flag Officer Costs