Dr. Noelle Banuelos has a doctorate in Education, specifically Social Research Methodology with an emphasis on educational evaluation from UCLA. She also has an MA in Educational Psychology and a BA in Psychology. Dr. Banuelos has over 20 years of educational research and evaluation experience across all educational levels, from pre-school to higher education institutions. Past and present evaluation work includes various curricular and professional development programs at LAUSD, early childhood educational programs and initiatives in LA County (e.g., Dual Language Learning), after-school programming with SAUSD, LA County’s Head Start Division, and educational bridge to college programs. Prior to this, Dr. Banuelos spent over 10 years as a teacher in both NYC public schools and in LA County. It is this combination of educational and research experience that contributes to her qualifications and expertise.