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Elsa Macias, PhD

Research Consultant

Elsa Macias, Ph.D. consults on research and policy projects that focus on increasing excellence and equity in education, information technology, and for women. Dr. Macias was previously at the University of Southern California where she concentrated on data-based decision-making in higher education. Prior to that, she directed the research agenda on information technology policy at the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute (TRPI). Dr. Macias has briefed elected officials at the federal, state, and local levels, including the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, on information technology research and policy issues, and her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, IBM, Verizon, and the U.S. Department of Commerce.