Ingrid Estrada-Darley is an is an assistant policy researcher at RAND and a Ph.D. candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Her research interests include early education, community-based health care, mental health, child and family resilience, immigration, and social determinants of health.
Prior to joining Pardee RAND, she held leadership positions at Southern California nonprofit organizations, including serving as development director at FQHC, Clinica Romero and director of an Early Head Start program. She is an adjunct lecturer in the Child and Family Studies Department at California State University Los Angeles and an appointed commissiner on the Los Angeles City Commission on Community and Family Services. She has an M.S.W. with a specialization in community organizing, planning, and administration from the University of Southern California and a B.S. in psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles.