Kathy Booth

Senior Research Associate

Kathy Booth
Kathy Booth leads projects that help translate data into action. She currently serves as Project Manager and architect for the LaunchBoard, a suite of dashboards that make data on student progress, completion, employment, and earnings outcomes available to educators for the purpose of program improvement. Booth also helps to map data across systems, including crosswalking K–12 and community college offerings, tracing adult education pathways from K–12 to community colleges, documenting educational pathways to employment, and aligning data captured by educational institutions and social service agencies that support workforce development. In addition, she serves as Associate Director for the California Guided Pathways project. Previously, Booth served as the Executive Director of the Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group). There she played a lead role in activities such as developing the Career and Technical Education Outcomes Survey, expanding research on the use of high school data to inform placement into basic skills courses, and documenting effective approaches to student support. Booth has also worked on national projects including the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the Gates Foundation’s Completion by Design, and developmental education initiatives for Achieving the Dream. She received a BA in women's studies, with a focus on integrating diversity into progressive politics, from Wesleyan University.