Elisa Yoshiara

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Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School, and Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND
Santa Monica Office


M.P.P. in public policy, Georgetown University; B.A. in peace and conflict studies, U.C. Berkeley


Elisa Yoshiara is a Ph.D. student in the Research, Analysis, and Design stream at Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy analyst at RAND. She has a Master’s in Public Policy from Georgetown University and a B.A. in peace and conflict studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining Pardee RAND, she spent five years evaluating federal programs across a number of policy areas (including international trade, housing finance, and defense contracting) at the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Her research interests include corporate accountability, conflict financing, illicit trade, and complex supply chains.