Lisa Smith

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Research Associate, J-PAL North America

Lisa Turley Smith is a Research Associate for Amy Finkelstein at J-PAL North America, where she supports research on the end-stage renal disease treatment choice randomized evaluation.

Prior to joining J-PAL in 2021, Lisa worked as a research assistant at Brigham Young University focused primarily on international education. She previously interned at iDE Global and worked as an AmeriCorps volunteer to implement STEM initiatives in public schools.

Lisa graduated magna cum laude from Brigham Young University with a BS in economics and a minor in international development. She received university honors for her thesis evaluating Turkish immigrant student outcomes in Western Europe.