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Introducing Data & Impact at CollegeSpring

Welcome to the home on the web for Data & Impact at CollegeSpring! Here you can read up on our Data & Impact activities, including program cycle reports, program best practices, and analyses of our impact on student success. We will also be updating this blog with updates on data projects, interesting statistics, and commentary on research relevant to our programs and students.

 My name is Mariana Preciado, and I am the Director of Research & Evaluation at CollegeSpring. I started my research training as a Gates Scholar at Yale University and continued as a graduate student at UCLA. There I earned my Ph.D. in Social Psychology with a minor in Quantitative Measurement and Analysis. At CollegeSpring, I help improve the quality and breadth of our programs by supporting strong data systems and data-driven decision making; I track our long-term impact on our students’ success; and I work to share what we learn through our research and evaluation work at CollegeSpring with the wider college access community.

 I hope that you will find the resources on this page useful, and I encourage you to reach out to our research team if you have any questions.

 

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Mariana Preciado is the Director of Research & Evaluation at CollegeSpring. She has a Ph.D. in Social Psychology with a minor in Quantitative Measurement and Analysis from the University of California, Los Angeles. Mariana’s research has been funded by multiple organizations including the National Science Foundation. At CollegeSpring, she uses her research background and scientific tools to enhance efficiency and reach of CollegeSpring’s programs.