Juliana Chen-Peraza

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


M.E.M. in environmental economics and policy, Duke University; B.A. in physics and economics, University of Chicago


Juliana Chen is a doctoral candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy researcher at RAND. She earned a master’s degree in environmental management with a concentration in environmental economics and policy from Duke University and a B.A. in physics and economics from the University of Chicago.

Prior to joining Pardee RAND, she worked for five years as a researcher at international development organizations in Washington, D.C. She was a consultant in the World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Program, where she evaluated the economic and health impacts of a global hygiene and sanitation intervention on early childhood development. She was also a research fellow in the Inter-American Development Bank’s research department, where she worked on randomized controlled trials of education interventions in Latin America and developed a structural economic model of child care markets in the U.S. Her research interests include women and children, economic development, education, environmental health, and Latin America.


Spanish (Guatemala) - Native