Joy S. Moini

Joy S. Moini
Senior Policy Analyst
Santa Monica Office


M.P.P. in public policy, Georgetown University; B.A. in urban studies, Loyola Marymount University


Joy S. Moini is a senior policy analyst at the RAND Corporation. During her tenure at RAND, Moini has worked on a number of studies examining organizational policy issues such as strategic planning, governance, quality and productivity measurement, and training and education in the public sector in both the United States and international contexts. Moini received her Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University with a specialty in public management and nonprofit studies.

Recent Projects

  • Evaluation of Networks for School Improvement Initiative
  • National Guard Youth ChalleNGe and Job ChalleNGe: Developing Metrics for Success
  • National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research

Selected Publications

Wenger, Jennie W., Stephani L. Wrabel, Thomas E. Trail, Louay Constant, Wing Yi Chan, Kathryn A. Edwards, Joy S. Moini, and Hanna Han, Developing Outcome Measures for the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program, RAND Corporation (RR-A271-5), 2022

Constant, Louay, Robert Bozick, Nicholas Broten, and Joy S. Moini, Examining Career and Technical Education in National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Programs, RAND Corporation (RR-A271-4), 2021

Kumar, Krishna B., Shelly Culbertson, Louay Constant, Shanthi Nataraj, Fatih Unlu, Kathryn E. Bouskill, Joy S. Moini, Katherine Costello, Gursel Rafig oglu Aliyev, and Fadia Afashe, Opportunities for All: Mutually Beneficial Opportunities for Syrians and Host Countries in Middle Eastern Labor Markets, RAND Corporation (RR-2653), 2018

Joy S. Moini, Tora K. Bikson, C.R. Neu, and L. DeSisto, The Reform of Qatar University, RAND (MG-796-QU), 2008

Honors & Awards

  • Silver Medal Award, 2009, RAND Corporation
  • President's Award, 2010, RAND Corporation


  • Labor Day Blog Series: American Worker

    To celebrate Labor Day, the American Worker series of commentaries offers research, reflections, and policy insights on a variety of topics that affect American workers.

    Aug 22, 2016

    The RAND Blog