The Policy & Analytics Advisory Group identified how the data system could address research, evaluation, public accountability, and optimization of publicly funded services at the system level.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice: Victoria “Nikki” Dominguez
Victoria “Nikki” Dominguez is Policy Director at Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC). A nonprofit organization, AAJC advocates for advancing the civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.
California Budget & Policy Center: Kristin Schumacher
Kristin Schumacher is the Senior Policy Analyst for the California Budget & Policy Center, a nonpartisan public policy research group. The California Budget & Policy Center provides independent fiscal policy analysis and public education with the goal of improving public policies affecting the economic and social well-being of low- and middle-income Californians.
California Competes: Su Jin Gatlin Jez
Su Jin Gatlin Jez, Ph.D. is the Executive Director for California Competes. California Competes conducts policy research about California’s higher education system, equity, and the economy.
California Policy Lab: Evan White
Evan White is the Executive Director of the California Policy Lab at UC Berkeley. The California Policy Lab creates data-driven insights for the public good, partnering with California’s state and local governments to generate scientific evidence that solves California’s most urgent problems, including homelessness, poverty, crime, and education inequality.
California Teachers Association: Brian Guerrero
Brian Guerrero is a 7th grade Language Arts teacher at Lennox Middle School. He has 23 years’ experience in California’s public school system and worked as a student engagement coach and a Language Arts specialist. He proudly served as the president of the Lennox Teachers Association from 2012 to 2018.
Child Trends: Carlise King
Carlise King is the Executive Director of the Early Childhood Data Collaborative at Child Trends. Child Trends promotes policies and practices that support the development and use of coordinated early childhood data across departments of education, social services, and public health to guide policy.
Children’s Data Network: Emily Putnam-Hornstein
Emily Putnam-Hornstein, Ph.D., is the Director of the Children’s Data Network. The Children’s Data Network advances the science of children’s services through a more rigorous use of existing data and are committed to the development of the relationships and infrastructure needed to realize the potential of data to improve outcomes for children.
Children Now: Samantha Tran
Samantha Tran is the Senior Managing Director of Education Policy for Children Now. Children Now is a nonpartisan, whole-child research, policy development, and advocacy organization dedicated to promoting children’s health and education in California.
Education Trust-West: Christopher Nellum
Christopher Nellum, Ph.D., is the Deputy Director of Research & Policy for The Education Trust-West (Ed Trust-West). Ed Trust-West is a civil rights and education equity research and advocacy organization working on educational justice and closing attainment and opportunity gaps.
Educational Results Partnership: James Lanich
James Lanich is the President and CEO for Educational Results Partnership. Educational Results Partnership is a nonprofit organization that applies data science to help improve student outcomes and career readiness throughout the educational system.
GreatSchools.org: Orville Jackson
Orville Jackson is the Senior Director of Data Strategy for GreatSchools.org. A national nonprofit, GreatSchools.org works together to create innovative and impactful resources for families, combining high-quality research with intuitive design.
Policy Analysis for California Education: Heather Hough
Heather Hough, Ph.D., is the Executive Director for Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE). PACE is an independent, non-partisan research center led by faculty directors from statewide higher education institutions. PACE seeks to define and sustain a long-term strategy for comprehensive policy reform and continuous improvement in performance at all levels of California’s education system, from early childhood to postsecondary education and training.
Public Advocates: Liz Guillen
Liz Guillen is the Director of Legislation & Community Affairs for Public Advocates. Public Advocates is a nonprofit law firm and advocacy organization that challenges the systemic causes of poverty and racial discrimination by strengthening community voices in public policy and achieving tangible legal victories that advance education, housing, transportation equity, and climate justice.
Public Policy Institute of California: Jacob Jackson
Jacob Jackson, Ph.D., is a Research Fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC). The PPIC is a non-profit, nonpartisan think tank, committed to informing and improving public policy in California through independent, objective, nonpartisan research.
The Institute for College Access & Success: Angela Perry
Angela Perry is a Policy Analyst with The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS). TICAS is a nonprofit organization that focuses on research, design, and advocacy for student-centered public policies that promote affordability, accountability, and equity in higher education.