Gloria Yeomans-Maldonado was an IES Postdoctoral Fellow with the Ford School’s Education Policy Initiative from 2018-2020. Her research interests include early childhood, child development, and the contextual factors that accompany these experiences (i.e., the home, the community, and the classroom), especially for Latino families and children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Gloria is also interested in how advances in quantitative methodology can be applied to better understand these experiences. Prior to coming to Ann Arbor, she served as the Senior Research Fellow for Strive Partnership where she also worked with the Cincinnati Public Schools’ Performance and Accountability team on various projects that spanned PK-12. She was also part of the evaluation team of a quality preschool expansion program in Cincinnati. Gloria graduated with a BA in Economics and Math from the University of Arizona; an MS in Economics from Louisiana State University; and a PhD in Quantitative Research, Evaluation, and Measurement from Ohio State University. After leaving Michigan, she joined the Children's Learning Institute at UT Health as a faculty member.