Qican (Sunny) Cao

data analyst, SRI Education

Qican Cao specializes in quantitative research on a variety of education topics, including STEM education, education policy, college and career pathways, and institutional effectiveness. She also has experience in data system management and data visualization.

At SRI, Cao provides quantitative analysis support for several large-scale projects, such as the Policy and Program Studies Service’s (PPSS) Uses of Federal Education Funds Study and the Mid Atlantic Comprehensive Center. Her work includes data collection, data validation, data cleaning, descriptive analyses, and generating customized reports for various levels of data.

Before joining SRI, Cao was a data analytics strategist at Motlow State Community College, where she coordinated data management efforts institution-wide and conducted quantitative research in program evaluation and institutional effectiveness.

Cao holds a master’s degree in international education policy and management from the Peabody College of Education at Vanderbilt University and a bachelor’s degree in history from Nanjing University in China.

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