Samantha Astudillo
Samantha  Astudillo

Samantha Astudillo

Cohort: 2016

Rossier Dean's Fellowship

B.A. International Relations, Stanford University, 2010


Higher Education

Research Interest

  • College access, persistence, and completion 
  • Low-income, first-generation students 
  • Higher education policy
Samantha Astudillo

Samantha Astudillo is a first-year doctoral student in Urban Education Policy at the Rossier School of Education. Her research interests include factors affecting college persistence and completion for historically underrepresented student populations, including low-income, first-generation students. 

Prior to pursuing her doctoral studies, Samantha worked as research analyst in the Center for Education Policy at SRI International, where she conducted research and analysis on mixed-method studies focused on K–16 education reform, and spent a year as a Fulbright Engligh Teaching Assistant in Toluca, México. Samantha earned her bachelor’s degree from Stanford University.


Professional Experience:

  • Research Analyst, Center for Education Policy, SRI International
  • Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, Toluca, México

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