Gabriela Armenta

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


M.P.A. in advanced policy and economic analysis, Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs; B.S. in economics, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México; Diploma in econometrics, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México


Gabriela Armenta is a doctoral candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy researcher at RAND. At RAND, Armenta has helped build a monitoring and evaluation framework for a public agency, conducted literature reviews and data analysis on immigrant integration, and participated in a maternal health program evaluation in Los Angeles.

Before RAND, she was a field coordinator for a randomized impact evaluation with the World Bank in Jordan, where she assessed the impact of providing free legal services to vulnerable populations. Her experience also includes evaluation and economic analysis of labor and private sector policies for the World Bank in Washington, D.C. and Lebanon, and pension system and health policies in Mexico.

Armenta earned an M.P.A. from Columbia University, and a B.S. in Economics and Diploma in Econometrics from Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico. Her research interests include program evaluation, international development, social determinants of health, and pension system policies.