Lucrecia Santibañez is an associate professor at UCLA's Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. Her research focuses on how to improve teacher policy and school-level resource allocation to increase learning among vulnerable populations. Dr. Santibañez has conducted research in Mexico, Colombia, Laos, Mozambique, and the United States, and her work been published in both English-speaking and Spanish-speaking journals, including Economics of Education Review, Teachers College Record, International Journal of Behavioral Development, and the International Journal of Educational Development. Before coming to GSEIS, she was an associate professor at the Claremont Graduate School, an education economist at the RAND Corporation, and professor of public policy at CIDE in Mexico City. She received a Ph.D. in education from Stanford University.