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Karina Jaquet

As a Senior Research Associate with WestEd’s Regional Educational Laboratory West (REL West), Karina Jaquet performs quantitative research to improve the practice and policy of education.

Jaquet is working on several projects to study and support student math placement, course trajectory, and implementation of Common Core State Standards–Math in the middle and high school grades. She focuses on policy and program evaluation, data management, and research methodology.

Prior to joining WestEd in 2012, Jaquet worked on K-12 education policy research at the Public Policy Institute of California where she focused on English learners, Common Core State Standards, early childhood and education programs, special education, special education finance, and accountability issues under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Jaquet also worked as a field researcher in Guatemala with a BASIS grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development, and as an outreach specialist for FIRST 5, Santa Clara County (CA).

She received a BA in economics from the University of California, Davis, and an MA in international development economics from the University of San Francisco.