Higher Education Research Analyst
Sandra is a higher education research analyst who researches various topics, such as accessibility and cost of attendance. She also analyzes large data sets and creates easy-to-read data visualizations.
Prior to joining EdTrust, she aided in research at San Diego Mesa College through focus groups, surveying students, and helping implement bills. During the pandemic, Sandra assisted the California Community College system by transcribing the Chancellor’s statewide emergency meetings and making them available to Guided Pathways leaders around the state.
As a native of San Diego, California, Sandra holds a degree in Mathematics and Scientific Computation from the University of California Davis.
Favorite Sports Team
San Diego Padres
What’s your favorite thing to do outside of work?
I do math for fun the same way people read books.
Why are you passionate about working at Ed Trust?
The people who work for EdTrust understand various challenges that can occur throughout educational journeys because many of us have lived them. I feel so lucky to be able to use my passion for mathematics and equity every day. Taking from my lived experience and using my computational skills to reveal insights into policies that affect students every day is so rewarding.