Initial Job Placements of Recent Pardee RAND Graduates

Pardee RAND graduates are sought after by employers that value their quality of mind, intellectual agility, project experience, and unique ability to apply analytic tools and methodologies across a wide range of policy problems. On average, about 20 students graduate from Pardee RAND with their Ph.D. each year. Nearly 100% of graduates find work in the field of their choice within 6 months of graduation, many with multiple job offers. This page lists the initial job placements, by year, of our recent graduates.

2016

Air Force Officer (Student Pilot)
Air Education and Training Command, United States Air Force

Analyst
U.S. Department of Defense
Washington, D.C.

Assistant Professor; Associate Director
Curb Center for Art, Enterprise & Public Policy, Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

Associate Policy Researcher
RAND Corporation
Santa Monica, CA

Combat Rescue Officer
Air Combat Command, United States Air Force

Consultant
Boston Consulting Group
Los Angeles, CA

Cyber Strategy Lead
Air Force Research Laboratory - Information Directorate, United States Air Force

Data Science Fellow
Insight Data Science
Palo Alto, CA

Independent Research Consultant
Pittsburgh, PA

People Analytics
Facebook
Palo Alto, CA

Postdoctoral Fellow
Harvard Kennedy School, Belfer Center - Cyber Security Project
Cambridge, MA

Profesor Investigador
School of Government, Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
Monterrey, Mexico

Statistician
National Guard Bureau, Readiness Center
Arlington, VA

Steven M. Teutsch Prevention Effectiveness Fellow
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Atlanta, GA

2015

Air Force Officer (Pilot)
U.S. Air Force

Associate Consultant
McKinsey & Co.
New York, NY

Associate Policy Analyst
RAND
Santa Monica, CA

Branch Chief, A9A Analyses and Assessments
U.S. Air Force

Data Analyst Consultant
IDEA Public Schools
Weslaco, TX

Economist
Millennium Challenge Corp.
Washington, D.C.

Executive Director of Analytical Leadership
Office of Accountability and Assessments, Oklahoma State Department of Education
Oklahoma City, OK

Institutional Research Associate
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA

Medical Student
UCLA Geffen School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA

Mixed Methods Researcher
Results for Development Institute
Washington, D.C.

Program Manager, Space & Missiles Systems Center
U.S. Air Force

Research Analyst
El Camino College
Torrance, CA

Research Associate
Center for Health, Policy and Management, University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Research Associate
Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research, University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Research Programmer
Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Social Science Analyst
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Washington, D.C.

Special Tactics Officer
U.S. Air Force

2014

Algorithm and R&D Scientist Engineer
American International Group (AIG)
New York, NY

Associate Economist
Precision Health
Boston, MA

Associate Economist
Visa
San Mateo/Foster City, CA

Associate Policy Researcher
RAND Corporation
Santa Monica, CA

Economics Affairs Officer
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
Santiago, Chile

Jet Pilot Trainee
United States Air Force

Junior Economist
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Paris, France

Manager, Analytics and Strategy
One Acre Fund
Nairobi, Kenya

Manager of Industry Analytics
Genentech
South San Francisco, CA

Pilot Trainee
United States Air Force

Policy Researcher
Abu Dhabi Police
United Arab Emirates

Policy Officer
European Commission
Brussels, Belgium

Postdoctoral Fellow
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Golden, CO

Research Associate
Center for Economic and Social Research, University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Research Associate, Modeling and Simulation
Evidera, Ltd.
Lexington, MA

Research Manager and Evaluation Specialist
Institute for Financial Management and Research LEAD (Leveraging Evidence for Access and Development)
Chennai, India

Senior Quantitative Associate
Social Policy Research Associates
Oakland, CA

Senior Researcher
Kohelet Policy Reform
Jerusalem, Israel

Strategic Data Fellow (Harvard Center for Education Policy Research)
Education Northwest
Portland, OR

Strategic Planner
Northrup Grumman Corporation
Falls Church, VA

Visiting Associate Professor
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Visiting Research Fellow
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

2013

Staff Researcher, Family and Preventive Medicine
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
College of Applied Health Sciences, University of Illinois
Champaign-Urbana, IL

Operations Research Analyst
Office of the Secretary of Defense, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation, Pentagon
Arlington, VA

Staff Economist
Millennium Challenge Corporation
Washington, DC

Prevention Effectiveness Fellow
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

Air Pollution Specialist
State of California Air Resources Board
Sacramento, CA

Teutsch Fellow
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

Economist Consultant, South Asian Human Development, Education Unit
The World Bank Group
Washington, DC

Fiscal and Policy Analyst
California Legislative Analyst’s Office
Sacramento, CA

Mathematician
RAND Corporation
Santa Monica, CA

Combat Rescue Officer Trainee
United States Air Force
Las Vegas, NV

Quantitative Consultant
Corporate Executive Board Company
Arlington, VA

Senior Economic Analyst
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
New York, NY

Assistant Professor, Security Studies
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

2012

Consultant
Results for Development Institute
Washington, DC

Operations Research Analyst
Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
Boston, MA

Consultant
Boston Consulting Group
Los Angeles, CA

Senior Lecturer
Department of Economics, University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

Consulting Analyst
Kestrel Technology Group
Los Angeles, CA

Senior Associate (Finance)
CRA International
Los Angeles, CA

Research Associate
Henry Ford Health System
Detroit, MI

Student Pilot
United States Air Force

Officer, Air Mobility Command
United States Air Force

Behavioral Scientist
Western Cooling Efficiency Center, University of California Davis Davis, CA

Fiscal and Policy Analyst
Legislative Analyst’s Office
Sacramento, CA

Research and Policy Analyst
Institute for Population Health Improvement, UC Davis Health System
Sacramento, CA

Postdoctoral Scholar
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Los Angeles, CA

Economist
Independent Evaluation Group, The World Bank
Washington, DC

Intelligence Officer
United States Air Force
Sacramento, CA

Operations Researcher, Air Education and Training Command
United States Air Force
Pensacola, FL

Analyst
U.S. Government Accountability Office
Washington, DC

2011

Operations Research Analyst
Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
Cambridge, MA

Strategic Planning Manager
Aksigorta
Istanbul, Turkey

Strategic Data Fellow (Harvard Center for Education Policy Research)
Denver Public Schools
Denver, CO

Analyst, Business Strategy, Planning & Analytics
Southern California Edison
Rosemead, CA

Pilot Trainee
United States Air Force

Research Analyst, Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA

Senior Analyst/Health Economist, Center for Health Research
Healthways
Franklin, TN

Medical Student (MD/PhD program), Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Satellite Vehicle Operator
United States Air Force

Research Analyst, Office of AIDS Program & Policy
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Los Angeles, CA

Strategic Planner
Northrop Grumman
Falls Church, VA

Senior Policy Analyst
Vera Institute of Justice
Los Angeles, CA

Spacecraft Systems Officer, 4th Space Operations Squadron
United States Air Force

Student Pilot
United States Air Force

Conflict Management and Mitigation Specialist, Africa Bureau
United States Agency for International Development
Washington, DC

Research Associate
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Associate Policy Analyst
RAND Corporation
Arlington, VA

2010

Strategic Data Fellow (Harvard Center for Education Policy Research)
Fort Worth Independent School District
Fort Worth, TX

Director
IPSOS
Culver City, CA

Senior Analyst, Social and Economic Policy Unit
Abt Associates
Bethesda, MD

Prevention Effectiveness Fellow
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

Director, Federal Research Development
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

Associate Social Affairs Officer, Gender Analysis Section, Division for the Advancement of Women
United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs
New York, NY

Policy Researcher, Policy Sciences
RAND Corporation
Santa Monica, CA

Senior Economist
HDR Consulting
Alexandria, VA

Independent Consultant
World Bank
Washington, DC

Independent Consultant
Compass Alliance Strategic Consulting
Long Beach, CA

Assistant Professor of Economics
Zirve University
Gaziantep, Turkey

Adjunct Professor of Economics
HEC School of Management
Paris, France

Postdoctoral Fellow
Center for Biomedical Modeling, University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Executive Officer, Air Combat Command
United States Air Force
Langley, VA

Health Economics Management, Global Health Economics
Amgen, Inc.
Thousand Oaks, CA

Unit Director
Bulgarian Ministry of Finance
Sofia, Bulgaria

Professor of Program Management
Defense Acquisition University
San Diego, CA

Sessional Lecturer
University of British Columbia, Sauder School of Business
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Fighter Squadron Commander
Republic of Korea Air Force

Assistant Professor of Economics
Zirve University
Gaziantep, Turkey

Pilot Trainee
United States Air Force

Strategic Data Fellow (Harvard Center for Education Policy Research)
Albuquerque Public Schools
Albuquerque, NM

Social Science Research Analyst
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Baltimore, MD

Intelligence Officer
United States Air Force