Naomi Ondrasek

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Naomi Ondrasek
Senior Researcher and Policy Advisor,
Learning Policy Institute

Naomi Ondrasek serves as a Sacramento-based policy advisor and senior researcher for the Learning Policy Institute. She previously worked on the California Assembly Education Committee, where she served as a California Council on Science and Technology science fellow. As a fellow, she reviewed, analyzed, amended, and drafted legislation covering a broad range of education policy issues, including child health, curriculum and instruction, college- and career-preparedness, and educational equity. She also staffed bills on STEM and special education for Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell. Ondrasek received a Ph.D. from the UC Berkeley Department of Integrative Biology and a B.S. with honors in Biology from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College.

Publications by Naomi Ondrasek
Policy Brief Ondrasek Feb 20
California is in the midst of a severe special education teacher shortage that threatens the state’s ability to improve outcomes for students with disabilities, who often have the greatest needs but receive the least expert teachers. To help…