Connie Tan joined EdInsights in 2013 and she is based in Los Angeles. Her research interests include understanding factors (such as habits of mind and motivation) that contribute to student success, how to close opportunity gaps, and college and career readiness. With her quantitative and qualitative expertise, Connie has led evaluation projects ranging from large-scale community college pathways development to campus-based student success programs. In her role as Regional Director, she focuses her work in developing and sustaining relationships as well as conducting extensive field research in Southern California to ensure that EdInsights maximizes its statewide reach and impact. 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. Her previous research examined the role of parental involvement in children’s educational trajectories among immigrant families. Connie received her B.A. in Psychology, M.A. and Ph.D. in Education from UCLA.