Jenna W. Kramer

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Associate Policy Researcher
Washington Office


Ph.D. in education policy, Vanderbilt University; B.A. in psychology, Colgate University


Jenna W. Kramer (she/her) is an associate policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. Her work uses quasi-experimental, experimental, and qualitative designs to examine human capital development decisions and transitions, particularly for students at community and technical colleges. Her research has examined postsecondary readiness, college access and success, informational interventions, financial aid access and take-up, and developmental education. Kramer's dissertation studying college choice and the transition experience of individuals in Tennessee’s tuition-free community and technical college context was funded by a National Academy of Education and Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship. She has a Ph.D. in education leadership & policy from Vanderbilt University and a B.A. from Colgate University.