Prof. Lucrecia Santibañez

Professor of Education

UCLA School of Education & Information Studies

I am faculty at UCLA’s School of Education & Information Studies. I serve as faculty co-director (with Prof. Tyrone Howard) of UCLA’s Center for the Transformation of Schools. I previously taught at Claremont Graduate University, CIDE in Mexico City, and was Education Economist at the RAND Corporation. 

I study how to improve teaching and learning for children in low-income settings and English-Learner classified students. Most of my work studies schools, teachers, and students in the United States or Latin America (mainly Mexico).  I am an affiliate of PACE in California and a faculty affiliate at the Latino Policy and Politics Institute at UCLA. I grew up in Mexico, did my BA in Economics at Tecnológico de Monterrey, and got my MA (Economics, Latin American Studies) and PhD in Education at Stanford University. I have three children and live in Los Angeles. Mi primer idioma es Español.

I am Associate Editor at AERJ and on the Editorial Board at RER, IJED, and EEPA. 


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I take 1-2 PhD students every year. I am most interested in working with students with a quantitative and/or public policy background. If you are interested in working with me go HERE.