Teachers College, Columbia University

Astrid Pineda, PEAR Fellow

Astrid Pineda conducts quantitative research on the intersection between education and economic opportunity, with a focus on causal analysis. She is currently working with Professor Sarah Cohodes on a research study looking at the impact of charter school attendance on college outcomes. Before coming to Teachers College as a PEAR Fellow, Pineda worked as a research fellow at the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB), assessing the impact of the IDB’s work in Mexico, Argentina, and Haiti. Prior to that, she worked with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) on impact evaluations of education interventions in the Dominican Republic.

Pineda is a student in the Economics and Education PhD program at Teachers College. She holds an MPA/ID from the Harvard Kennedy School and a BA in economics from Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra in the Dominican Republic.