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Linlin Li

Linlin Li, Senior Research Associate at WestEd, develops and directs evaluations with local, statewide, and national agencies.

Li has multiple years of experience in research, evaluation, and consulting, including key roles on cross-site, multi-year federally funded projects with mixed methods, experimental, quasi-experimental, or cross-sectional designs.

She co-directs multiple projects involving educational digital media. She oversees research design, data collection, data analysis, and report writing. Li also has helped clients to develop logic models and their theory of change and has conducted social return on investment (SROI) assessments.

Li has broad content knowledge in youth development, after-school programming, early intervention, preschool program quality, math and science education, cultural competence, and school reform.

Prior to joining WestEd, Li managed and directed formative and summative evaluations of programs funded by U.S. Department of Education and National Science Foundation.

She was also a senior methodologist for an evaluation of California Department of Education’s evaluation of the School Assistance Intervention Team program, a mixed-methods study of 200 state-monitored schools’ progress in English language arts and math.

Li received an MA in educational and developmental psychology, and a PhD in human development and family studies from University of North Carolina at Greensboro.