Alyssa Perez

Research Assistant

Alyssa Perez supports the Strategic Resource Planning and Implementation team in performing research and providing technical assistance to state, regional, and district-level agencies. She focused on leveraging systems of accountability, resource allocation, and policy to generate more equitable outcomes for students and their communities. Prior to joining WestEd, Alyssa worked as a Research Assistant for the Goldman School of Public Policy’s Berkeley Institute for Young Americans studying variations in generational values, voting behaviors, and experiences of socio-economic risk following federal responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, she served as Research Assistant through an initiative between the Berkeley Opportunity Lab and the Energy Institute at Haas. Alyssa received a BA in both Political Economy and Gender Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.