Diana Mercado-Garcia

Diana (dmercado@stanford.edu) is a doctoral candidate in Education Policy and Sociology of Education at Stanford University as well as an IES fellow. Before coming to Stanford, she worked at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) for four years on pre-K-12 education research. Her research interests relate to five main areas: English language learners, education policy, organizational change, school finance, and social inequality. Specifically, Diana aims to develop a deeper understanding of the extent to which large-scale policies influence organizational change at the school-, state-, and federal-level to reduce social, economic, and racial inequalities. She holds a B.A. in Sociology and Spanish Linguistics from UC Berkeley.

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