Thomas Goldring is a postdoctoral fellow with the Ford School's Education Policy Initiative. His research interests include school finance, educational accountability, career and technical education, and postsecondary achievement. Prior to his doctoral studies, Thomas conducted program evaluation studies for Berkeley Policy Associates (now IMPAQ International) and worked in technology consulting for Accenture. He received a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Cambridge and a master's and doctorate in public policy and management from Carnegie Mellon University.
Silvia Robles is a postdoctoral fellow at the Education Policy Initiative and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Silvia received a PhD from the Department of Economics at Harvard University. Her research interests include the economics of education and labor studies. Her work has focused on studying barriers to higher education among under-represented minority and low-income students in the U.S., and has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, among other sources. Prior to her doctoral studies, she worked for two years for Innovations for Poverty Action implementing large scale randomized trials of microcredit interventions in Peru.
Gloria Yeomans-Maldonado is an Institute of Education Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow with the Ford School’s Education Policy Initiative. Her research interests include early childhood, child development, and the contextual factors that accompany these experiences (i.e., the home, the community, and the classroom), especially for Latino families and children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Gloria is also interested in how advances in quantitative methodology can be applied to better understand these experiences. Prior to coming to Ann Arbor, she served as the Senior Research Fellow for Strive Partnership where she also worked with the Cincinnati Public Schools’ Performance and Accountability team on various projects that spanned PK-12. She was also part of the evaluation team of a quality preschool expansion program in Cincinnati. Gloria graduated with a BA in Economics and Math from the University of Arizona; an MS in Economics from Louisiana State University; and a PhD in Quantitative Research, Evaluation, and Measurement from Ohio State University.