Kristina Rodriguez

January 26th, 2018 | by admin

“My parents came to this country from Mexico with nothing and vowed to give their children the world. Growing up, they did everything they could for us to receive the best education possible. For them, education was everything. I knew I wanted to do something with my life that honored their sacrifices and their emphasis on education. Working at SRC has allowed me to pair my quantitative skill set with this personal mission. I love that we don’t see educators, families, and communities as simply research participants. We do everything we can to see them as partners in trying to better understand ways to improve the early childhood experiences of all children.”

Kristina is a motivator who helps the SRC team stay mindful of the greater purpose of their work, especially by channeling strengths and reminding the team to stay true to their values.

Kristina has expertise in data management and quantitative and qualitative analysis. She also has experience using multiple statistical packages, programming languages, and data visualization tools. At SRC, Kristina helps lead data collection, quality assurance processes, analysis, and reporting for city, state, and national-level projects.

Kristina previously worked as a data analyst for large education-focused nonprofit organizations in Chicago, IL, as well as academic research labs. She also wrote several articles and supported large projects for the Early and Elementary Education and Dual Language Learner teams at the policy think tank New America. Most recently, Kristina earned an M.P.P. with a focus on Education Policy from the McCourt School at Georgetown University. She holds a B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a focus on speech, language, and learning from Northwestern University.