Melissa Kay Diliberti

Melissa Kay Diliberti
Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND, and Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School


M.Phil. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.P.P., The George Washington University; B.A. in political science and international studies, University of Michigan


Melissa Kay Diliberti is an assistant policy researcher at RAND and a Ph.D. candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. She analyzes data from RAND's American Educator Panels to investigate how the COVID-19 pandemic is changing the U.S. education system. Her research interests include domestic and international education policy. Prior to joining Pardee RAND, she was a researcher at the American Institutes for Research, where she provided analysis support to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Diliberti has an M.P.P. from the George Washington University and a B.A. in political science and international studies from the University of Michigan.