A number of Graduate Student Researchers contribute to IDEA's projects.
Rhoda Freelon is a Graduate Student Researcher at IDEA. She analyzes state and national education data for IDEA's annual Educational Opportunity Report. Rhoda is a Ph.D. student in education at UCLA and uses quantitative research methods to investigate the intersection of race and class in educational inequality. She enjoys tennis, travel, music, and photography.
Wendy Perez is a Graduate Student Researcher at IDEA and is currently a part of the Powerful IDEAS Project. She is a Ph.D. student in education at UCLA. Her academic interests include exploring issues involving Latinos and college access. Activities that she enjoys are spending time with friends and family, walking, reading, attending cultural events, and listening to live music.
Jean Ryoo is a Graduate Student Researcher at IDEA. She conducts research on the digital divide in technology use in public schools. Jean is a Ph.D. student in education at UCLA whose research interests include Korean dual-language schools and homeless youth. She enjoys surfing and hiking with her dog Soda.