Michelle Bongard

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Quantitative Analyst
Off Site Office


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


Michelle Bongard is a quantitative analyst at the RAND Corporation. She is interested in a broad range of research topics in education and homeland security. She is working on projects pertaining to a variety of different topics including: social and emotional learning in elementary schools; analyzing teacher survey data on education policy and practice; financial literacy and surrounding policy; equity indicators in Pittsburgh; and cost and risk analysis surrounding disasters. Before coming to RAND, Bongard 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. Bongard has a B.S. in mathematics and economics from Loyola Marymount University and earned her M.S. in economics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.