Michelle Bongard

Michelle Bongard
Quantitative Analyst


M.S. in economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; B.S. in economics, Loyola Marymount University; B.S. in mathematics, Loyola Marymount University


Michelle Bongard (she/her) is a quantitative analyst at RAND. She is interested in a broad range of research topics in education, inequality, health, and homeland security. She has worked on projects pertaining to a variety of different topics within education including: social and emotional learning in elementary schools; implementation and fidelity of programs; postsecondary education; and survey analysis of teacher curriculum and practices. She has also worked on other topics such as: equity indicators in Pittsburgh; adult decisionmaking and confidence; financial literacy and cost and risk analysis surrounding disasters. Before coming to RAND, she worked for the monetary affairs division of the Federal Reserve Board in Washington D.C. While there, she completed research involving monetary policy transmission and worked on high-profile speeches and briefings for the Governors of the Board. She has a B.S. in mathematics and economics from Loyola Marymount University and earned her M.S. in economics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.