Jessica is a Senior Associate and Associate Director in the Education, Equity, & Community Change Division. She brings extensive expertise in educational research and program evaluation. She specializes in conducting culturally-responsive evaluations that focus on addressing the multifaceted needs of underrepresented students and communities through developmental and participatory approaches.
She has developed evaluation and capacity-building plans for leaders, schools, districts, and specialized education programs and has a strong track record of effective and equitable partner engagement in the evaluation process. She has also led numerous studies with large-scale qualitative data collection, including classroom observations, interviews, and focus groups. Communicating complex findings well, facilitating sense-making sessions, and ensuring that evaluation deliverables are partner- and community- focused are priorities in any evaluation she leads.
Dr. Robles earned a Master of Arts degree in Social Research Methodology from University of California, Los Angeles, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Change from Fielding Graduate University. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, the gym, being outdoors, and cooking.