Andrea Shane
Research Associate, K-12 Education

Shane works in MDRC’s K-12 education policy area. She currently serves as the quantitative data manager for the evaluation of Teach for America’s redesigned national institute model and for the Diplomas Now Investing in Innovation (i3) evaluation, an impact study of a secondary school reform model. Previously, she served as the quantitative data manager and analyst for the Reading Partners evaluation, an impact study of a one-on-one volunteer tutoring program that serves struggling readers in low-income elementary schools. She is an experienced SAS programmer and trains novice programmers on her project teams. Before joining MDRC in 2012, Shane worked as a SAS programmer and project manager at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Palo Alto, California, for over seven years. While there, she performed research in several areas of veterans’ health care, including spinal pain, prostate cancer, and post-traumatic stress disorder. She has also worked as a computer and clerical skills instructor at a San Francisco-based institute for adult education.