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Veronica Minaya, Senior Research Assistant

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Veronica Minaya works on estimating national labor markets returns to detailed educational paths using administrate data, as well as estimating the impact of the Federal Work Study program on student outcomes.

Minaya is pursuing a PhD in economics and education at Teachers College, Columbia University. She holds an MA in public administration and international development from Harvard University and a BA in economics from Universidad del Pacifico of Peru.

Prior to joining CCRC, Minaya worked as a consultant for the World Bank, where she was involved in several impact evaluation studies in education and rural development, in the design and implementation of a monitoring and evaluation system of two education programs in Afghanistan, and in the preliminary research phase for academic resilience and strengthening and building education systems in conflict-affected countries.

Minaya’s research interests include the linkages between college choice and education returns, school choice and privatization, community engagement, academic resilience, and higher education policy.