Ximena A. Portilla

Current Position: 

Research Associate, MDRC

Ximena was a doctoral candidate in the Developmental and Psychological Sciences program at Stanford University and is a recipient of the IES fellowship training grant. She received her B.A. in Psychology from New York University in 2003. Post graduation, Ximena was employed by NYU on the Early Head Start National Evaluation Project, and served as the research coordinator for a longitudinal study on culture's role in the development and school readiness of low-income, ethnically diverse immigrant children. Before coming to Stanford, Ximena was a research associate for the Family Well-Being and Child Development policy area at MDRC, where she managed evaluations of early childhood and mental health interventions. She is advised by Jelena Obradović and Sean Reardon.