Claudia Rodriguez

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Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office


M.S. in applied mathematics for the life and social sciences, Arizona State University; B.S. in mathematics, Arizona State University


Claudia Rodriguez is an assistant policy researcher at the RAND Corporation and a Ph.D. candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Her interests include education policy, underrepresented minorities in higher education, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education, mathematical and statistical modeling, and quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. 

Prior to joining RAND, she led projects to promote STEM disciplines among minority students and improve scores on the math portion of state exams. She also served as the academic supervisor for the Joaquin Bustoz Math-Science Honors Program at Arizona State University, which provides minority and low-income high school students with university-level mathematics instruction and college preparation. In that role, she oversaw staff training, created supplemental curricula, and mentored students working on research projects. She plans to continue to focus on the recruitment and retention of underrepresented students in STEM. 

Rodriguez earned an M.S. in applied mathematics for the life and social sciences and a B.S. in mathematics from Arizona State University.