Agnes Xiangzhen Wang

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


M.A. in political science, McGill University; B.A. in government and public administration, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Agnes Xiangzhen Wang is a doctoral fellow at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy analyst at RAND Corporation. Her research interests include education technology, student assessment, and progressive school reform. She has participated in a variety of education-focused projects at RAND regarding student assessment, school reform, and curriculum reform.

Prior to attending Pardee RAND, Wang was the national education advisor at Save the Children China. Her major responsibilities included developing national education strategies, creating project proposals and controlling quality of programs that range from early childhood, K-12, to adolescence.

She served as the first knowledge management consultant in the education section of UNICEF China. She established a knowledge exchange website that made available the best global practices on education to policy makers in China. She led 30 summer interns in three years to create summaries of over 300 hundred research articles and graphs, and establish an education database.

Wang holds an M.A in political science from McGill University and a B.A. with first class honors in government and public administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Recent Projects

  • Louisiana School Reform
  • Curriculum Reform
  • International Evaluation Group's Meso Evaluation
  • European Platform for Investing in Children
  • Principal Pipeline Initiative


Mandarin; Cantonese