Elizabeth Cao

Education Associate, J-PAL Global

Elizabeth Cao is an Education Associate at J-PAL, where she works on the development and data analysis of two of J-PAL's education initiatives: the MITx MicroMasters in Data, Economics, and Development Policy (DEDP) and the blended MIT Master's in DEDP. Prior to joining J-PAL, Elizabeth worked as a research assistant on projects related to literacy and teacher retention.

Elizabeth holds an EdM in international education policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a BA in international studies and mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to graduate school, she was a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of Georgia where she worked on education and girls' leadership projects.