Christina E. Steiner

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Assistant Policy Researcher
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.B.A. in strategic marketing, University of Texas; B.A. in economics and Spanish, Wellesley College


Christina Steiner is recent graduate of the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Her interests are workforce policy, strategy, analysis, and management, including topics pertaining to professional development, employee satisfaction, career pathways, incentives, recruiting, and retention.

Steiner came to Pardee RAND with a broad array of educational and professional experiences from teaching English at Ginling College for women in Nanjing, China, to presenting to Chief Officers in human resource strategy for one of America's largest grocery retailers.

In her most recent position prior to joining RAND, Steiner worked as Grants Director for IDEA Public Schools, a high-performing charter school network, where her team raised $100+ million in public and private funds over a three year period. She also acted as an internal consultant to the senior leadership team for strategic initiatives including human capital, college success, business models, and continued growth of the IDEA network.  

Steiner graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in economics and Spanish, and she earned her MBA at UT Austin with a concentration in strategic marketing. From 2004 to 2006 she was a Teach for America Corps member in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas.