Alumni: Life After Pardee RAND

Alumni at the 2022 Commencement dinner

Alumni at the 2022 Commencement Weekend dinner

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Since its inception in 1970, the Pardee RAND Graduate School has conferred more than 650 M.Phil. degrees and nearly 500 Ph.D.s. Our alumni have gone on to a wide range of jobs in government, business, non-profit institutions, and academia.

Pardee RAND organizes activities to connect alumni with students, faculty, and the school, and we encourage alumni to let us know of their achievements and whereabouts.

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Alumni Spotlight

  • Finding a Sweet Spot Between Research and Impact: Career Q&A with Maya Buenaventura

    Maya Buenaventura first became interested in improving systems that serve vulnerable populations while working pro-bono as an attorney. Learning about the interconnected legal, housing, health, and food security issues faced by her clients sparked her interest in earning her Ph.D in public policy, as well as the career pathway that has followed.

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Alumni in the News

Features and Events

  • Primary Care Providers May Be Key to Faster Alzheimer's Treatment

    As therapies for Alzheimer's disease get approved, how will providers keep up with patient demand? Professor and alum Jodi Liu and students Lawrence Baker and Annie Chen suggest engaging primary care practitioners in the diagnostic process could accelerate the delivery of new treatments.

    Jan 30, 2024

  • Food-Energy-Water Index Aids Understanding of Resource Security

    Faculty, students, and alumni developed and updated the interactive Pardee RAND Food-Energy-Water Index to provide a holistic view of the recent status of resource provision for countries around the world. The index can help identify how different trends may affect resource security in the future.

    Jan 12, 2024

  • Stackable Credentials: Making College Work for More Students

    Alum Lindsay Daugherty had seen too many college programs overpromise and underdeliver. She had no reason to think a strategy known as stacking would be any different. Then she saw the data. Used effectively, stackable programs can provide low-income students with a path to the middle class.

    Jan 11, 2024

  • California Just Banned 'Crime-Free' Housing. Here's Why Other States Should Too

    Crime-free housing policies target low-income and minority renters for eviction and violate their civil rights. Max Griswold (cohort '18) says these policies also fail to reduce crime. At worst, they're a harmful form of discrimination that leads to more crime and homelessness.

    Jan 5, 2024

  • International Development Speaker Series Features Alum Anga Timilsina

    Alum Anga Timilsina (cohort ’01), the UN Development Program Global Advisor on Governance and Anti-Corruption, presented a talk titled “Democratic Backsliding and Increasing Polarization: Impact on Global Development Goals” as part of Pardee RAND’s International Development Speaker Series.

    Dec 15, 2023

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