Seata brings her data experience in policy research and program evaluation to her role on GSG’s analytics team. She began her career as a statistical programmer and researcher at MDRC, a nonprofit, nonpartisan education and social policy research organization founded by the Ford Foundation.
Most recently, Seata was a contract Data Analyst at MDRC where she performed sensitivity tests for teachers and designed programs using SAS software, to clean and quality check data from surveys, classroom observations and child assessments. Seata was a White House intern in 2012, where she assisted policy advisors with qualitative research specifically as it pertains to Asian American and Pacific Islander issues at the national and global level.
Seata graduated from Smith College with a degree in Anthropology. She is a Gates Millennium Scholar who enjoys practicing traditional Hula, Tahitian and Samoan dancing, and lifting weights (not all at once).