Cathy Balfe Research Analyst

Cathy is a Research Analyst at the Center for the Transformation of Schools (CTS) at UCLA. She is passionate about generating accessible and useful research that focuses on addressing systemic barriers to equity. Prior to joining CTS, Cathy worked at Tulane University’s Education Research Alliance for New Orleans, where she conducted quantitative and qualitative research seeking to understand how education policy changes impact historically marginalized students both in New Orleans and nationally. Her work has covered a variety of topics, including early childhood application patterns, schools’ responses to the COVID-19 school closures, and the equity implications of admissions policy changes in the New Orleans public school system. Cathy holds a BA in Economics from Tulane University.