Christine Cerven is a Senior Research Analyst at the UCLA Labor Center currently evaluating High Road Training Partnerships for the California Workforce Development Board. She has over a decade of experience conducting qualitative and mixed-methods research projects focused on social and economic mobility in postsecondary education (community colleges), child welfare (youth homelessness) and public health.
Prior to joining the Labor Center, Ms. Cerven was a Researcher at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago for Voices of Youth Count (VoYC); a national research and policy initiative aimed to end youth homelessness. Her work serving as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) and for Pathways to Postsecondary Success (UC, San Diego) aimed to improve educational and vocational opportunities for low-income students and advance research and policy on poverty.
Ms. Cerven holds a Master’s and Ph.D. in Sociology from UC, Riverside and a dual B.A. in Sociology and French from the University of Idaho.