Gisselle Rodriguez Benitez is a Research Associate in the Annenberg Institute, where she works with Nathaniel Schwartz in assessing projects throughout the institute's local partnerships. Her research interests include school funding policy and pathways to the workforce for marginalized students. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics with a minor in Data Science from Northeastern University. Prior to Annenberg, she was an intern at the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy and a data management assistant at the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority. She was recently awarded a U.S. Fulbright research grant to Chile, where she studied school choice and educational governance centralization.