Our response to COVID19

The QA Commons is mindful of the dramatic and transformational impact COVID-19 is having on all institutions of higher education. As an organization, we are adapting our services to support preparing graduates for the workplace that is now changing more precipitously than ever.


Marcela Reyes

Dr. Marcela Reyes is a Research and Planning Analyst at Irvine Valley College (IVC). She conducts and evaluates institutional data related to the development of college programs, implementation of policies, and enrollment patterns. Her research supports faculty, staff, and administrator’s decisions making process when implementing programs and policies (e.g., AB 705, Guided Pathways), and her work focuses on closing equity gaps.

She has accumulated sixteen years of research experience conducting quantitative and qualitative research at various Southern California research institutions (e.g., University of California, Irvine (UCI), RAND Corporation, Los Angeles Unified School District). Her research examines the implementation of K-12 and higher education policies including continuous improvement, program evaluation, equity-focused reforms, and instructional student learning outcomes. She believes that institutions can provide disadvantaged students opportunities to learn and ultimately prepare students to be successful in their chosen career.

Dr. Reyes holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Educational Policy and Social Context from UCI, a M.A. in Social Research and Methodology from UCLA, and a B.A. in Sociology with a minor in mathematics from Mount St. Mary’s University.


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