Zeest Haider
Research Associate, K-12 Education

Haider has worked as research analyst doing both quantitative and qualitative research on a variety of projects at MDRC. She serves as a data manager, leading the work of data processing and analysis with a team of programmers. In addition to the data-processing work, she works closely with school districts to acquire data and plan and conduct surveys of teachers, students, and other school staff members. She also serves as a liaison to research sites, conducts site visits, and contributes to report writing. She is currently the data manager on the Small Schools of Choice Evaluation. In addition, she is part of the implementation research team evaluating City Year’s Whole School Whole Child model and she serves as the project manager for this team as well. Haider has a master’s in education policy and management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and an undergraduate degree in economics from Barnard College.