School of Education
MPP, Duke University; B.A. in English and Philosophy, Columbia University
Maya Escueta is a doctoral student in the Economics and Education program at Teachers College, Columbia University and a researcher at the Center for Benefit Cost Studies of Education. She has worked on research and policy projects in topics of child development, gender, pedagogy and curriculum, technology in education, poverty alleviation, cost and cost-utility analysis, and use of research evidence in educational decision-making. Her current work focuses on factors that influence parental investments in child development in environments of extreme poverty. Prior to coming to Teachers College, Maya worked in India for three years with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, where she oversaw a randomized controlled trial of a technology-based education intervention, and worked with key decision-makers in the South Asia region to bridge the gap between policy implementation and research.