Rachel M. Perera



Rachel M. Perera





























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Rachel M. Perera is a member of the Governance Studies Program at the Brown Center on Education Policy at the Brookings Institution. His research examines how racial/ethnic and socio-economic inequalities develop in K-12 education and the consequences of policies designed to reduce inequalities. His current work focuses on civil rights and education, school discipline, racial attitudes of educators, and the politics of student assignment and school choice. She is a 2021 recipient of the National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship and a 2020 co-recipient of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Minority Fellowship in Education Research and the AERA/National Science Foundation Grants Program Dissertation Grant.

Dr. Perera earned his Ph.D. in Policy Analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School. She also holds an MPA from the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at New York University and a BA in History and Political Science from Hofstra University. Prior to pursuing her doctorate, Perera spent five years at Teach For America, most recently as Director of Research Partnerships.

Rachel M. Perera is a member of the Governance Studies Program at the Brown Center on Education Policy at the Brookings Institution. His research examines how racial/ethnic and socio-economic inequalities develop in K-12 education and the consequences of policies designed to reduce inequalities. His current work focuses on civil rights and education, school discipline, racial attitudes of educators, and the politics of student assignment and school choice. She is a 2021 recipient of the National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship and a 2020 co-recipient of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Minority Fellowship in Education Research and the AERA/National Science Foundation Grants Program Dissertation Grant.

Dr. Perera earned his Ph.D. in Policy Analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School. She also holds an MPA from the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at New York University and a BA in History and Political Science from Hofstra University. Prior to pursuing her doctorate, Perera spent five years at Teach For America, most recently as Director of Research Partnerships.