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Andrea Lopez, Senior Research Assistant

photo of Andrea LopezAndrea Lopez conducts qualitative research on the adoption of technology-mediated advising systems in higher education as part of the Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success (iPASS) initiative.

Andrea holds an EdM in human development and psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She earned a BA in human development and family studies and a minor in women’s studies from the University of Connecticut.

Prior to joining the CCRC team, Lopez contributed to the coordination of the Strategic Data Project Fellowship at Harvard’s Center for Education Policy Research, a two-year professional development program that places data strategists in education agencies. For three years, Andrea worked as a site director with Let’s Get Ready, a student-led volunteer-run organization that works to expand access to college for low-income high school students. Similarly, she managed mentoring, tutoring, and service-learning programs for students in the Stamford Public School district as a program manager for the city’s public education foundation. Her research interests include the role of noncognitive factors in school performance, the effects of college choice and undermatching among underrepresented students, and the transition from high school to postsecondary education and employment.