Sade Bonilla

Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education • Research Affiliate, CCRC

Sade Bonilla is an assistant professor in the Policy, Organizations, Leadership, and Systems Division at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. Bonilla draws on her expertise in economics of education and education policy to understand the transformational potential of contemporary education policies for marginalized youth and their communities.

Dr. Bonilla’s research interests include local and state policies affecting transitions between high school and college and the labor market. She engages in research–practitioner partnerships to produce actionable research for schools and policymakers. Dr. Bonilla is the lead author of a study on the longer-term impacts of ethnic studies that appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). She is a co-PI on an ARCC Network project on evaluating Virginia’s Get a Skill, Get a Job, Get Ahead (G3) initiative to promote increased access to workforce education in Virginia’s Community College System.