Mary Rauner is a Senior Research Associate at WestEd. Her portfolio of work focuses on interventions that improve postsecondary access, persistence, and completion for underrepresented populations.
In addition to conducting research and coaching on cross-sector partnerships that focus on college preparation and attainment, she studies and evaluates College Promise programs in California and across the nation.
Rauner has 20 years of research, evaluation, strategic planning, and teaching/coaching experience in a wide range of organizational settings, including local and federal governments and the nonprofit, academic, and private sectors.
Rauner holds an MA in Sociology, an MA in International Educational Development, and a PhD in Education from Stanford University.