Aisha Najera Chesler

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Ph.D. in mathematics, Claremont Graduate University


Aisha Najera Chesler is a mathematician at the RAND Corporation and a passionte problem solver. Recent work at RAND has focused on analytical work for the Army that supports readiness, efficiency, and modernization. She has worked on various business intelligence and A.I. projects designing metrics and algorithms  to improve data quality, supply chain performance and manage risks. Other engagement areas include Cybersecurity of Supply Chains, ERP analytics and intimate partner violence. 

Prior to joining RAND, Aisha was a consultant for IBM Global Business Services supporting ERP implementations and strategic business opportunities for some of IBM’s largest global clients.

She is the editor of a Springer book on Mathematics and Public Policy. Her research interests include social media, Latino populations and embedding diverse perspectives into data science practices. 

Honors & Awards

  • RAND Spotlight award




  • Christina Bojorquez and Kimberly Decoursey pitch a tent in their encampment next to a freeway in Los Angeles, California, October 14, 2019, photo by Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

    Unaccompanied Women Become an Official Homeless Subpopulation in LA County

    Unaccompanied homeless women are more likely than other subgroups to be chronically homeless, to have mental illness, and to have work limitations. Los Angeles County is now recognizing these women as a subgroup in the official homeless count. An assessment will also be conducted to identify this group's unique needs.

    Nov 23, 2020 The RAND Blog

  • A woman peeks through a blind in a window, photo by lathuric/Getty Images

    After COVID-19: Prevent Homelessness Among Survivors of Domestic Abuse

    Without assistance, domestic violence survivors are more likely to be forced into homelessness. Now could be the time to invest in programs that help victims—before a second wave of COVID-19 cases pushes more families into unsafe environments.

    Jul 2, 2020 The RAND Blog