Andrea Prado Tuma

Associate Behavioral and Social Scientist
Boston Office

Education

Ph.D. in human development and social policy, Northwestern University; M.A. in human development and social policy, Northwestern University; B.A. in psychology, Vassar College

Overview

Andrea Prado Tuma is an associate social scientist at the RAND Corporation. Her research focuses on examining the mechanisms through which education programs or policies impact student outcomes and understanding the factors that facilitate or pose challenges for policy or program implementation. She has particular expertise in school leadership, research-practice partnerships, and school-community engagement and specializes in qualitative and social network methodology.

Prado Tuma is also interested in studying out-of-school time settings, social and emotional learning, and STEM education. Prior to graduate school, she worked at the Mexican Institute of Family and Population Research, where she contributed to the design of a curriculum to increase the academic achievement and middle school enrollment of girls in rural Mexico. Prado Tuma received an M.A. and Ph.D. in human development and social policy from Northwestern University.

Languages

Spanish

Publications