Connie Tan joined EdInsights in 2013. Her research interests include understanding the development of youth from underserved backgrounds, factors contributing to school achievement (such as habits of mind, motivation, and family involvement), and college and career readiness. With her quantitative and qualitative expertise, Connie leads evaluations ranging from large-scale community college pathways development to campus-based student success programs. She is interested in helping people understand how data can be used to inform educational practices and policies to promote student success. Prior to joining EdInsights, she was an adjunct faculty member at California State University, Dominguez Hills where she taught child development courses. She was also a researcher at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and a tutor for the Academic Advancement Program at UCLA. Connie received her B.A. in Psychology, M.A. and Ph.D. in Education from UCLA.