Lisa Berdie

Lisa Berdie
Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office


B.A. in development studies, Brown University


Lisa Berdie (she/her) is a Ph.D. student in the Community-Partnered Policy and Action stream at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy researcher at RAND. Her research focuses on policies that support children and families, and includes work on education, workforce and labor, social safety net programs, and economic mobility. 

Prior to joining RAND, she worked as vice president of policy and research at A+ Colorado where she studied the impact of K-12 education policies including school accountability, school finance, teacher compensation, and unified public school enrollment. Previous research experience also includes projects on high school students’ decisionmaking about their postsecondary options; and how large organizations create collaborative workplace cultures. She holds a B.A. in development studies from Brown University.