Alice Huguet

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Policy Researcher
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D. in education policy, University of Southern California; M.A. in elementary education, Loyola Marymount University; B.S. in political science, University of Oregon


Alice Huguet is a policy researcher focused on K–12 education at the RAND Corporation. She studies policies that influence the academic and life opportunities of students who have been historically underserved by educational institutions. She employs qualitative methods to better understand complex environmental, institutional, and organizational factors that intersect with the design and implementation of such policies. 

Huguet's research explores a variety of topics, including evidence-based decisionmaking, media literacy, social and emotional learning, alternative teacher preparation programs, and inter-organizational relationships—among others. 

Prior to joining RAND, Huguet was a postdoctoral research fellow at the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. She earned her Ph.D. in education policy from the University of Southern California in 2015. Her motivation to study education stems from five years teaching reading and history in Los Angeles middle schools.

Selected Publications

Alice Huguet; Cynthia E. Coburn; Caitlin C. Farrell; Debbie H. Kim; Anna-Ruth Allen, "Constraints, Values, and Information: How Leaders in One District Justify Their Positions During Instructional Decision Making," American Educational Research Journal, 58(4), 2021


  • Kindergarten teacher Princess Bryant (R) and paraprofessional Emily Lichtenstein meet their incoming students and parents remotely before the first day of classes in the new school year at the Tynan Elementary School in Boston, Massachusetts, September 18, 2020, photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters

    How State Critical Race Theory Bans Could Trickle Down to the Classroom

    Given the potential blowback to teaching anything related to race or gender, avoiding lessons on the experiences of women or people of color will be the path of least resistance in many schools. But discussing racism and sexism in a safe environment is crucial for students to become active, knowledgeable citizens.

    Aug 31, 2021 The 74