Daniela Pineda

Senior Director, Center for Equity and Social Justice Research


PhD, Public Policy and Sociology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
MA, Sociology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
BA, Sociology, Pomona College

Daniela Pineda leads the Social and Economic Justice Research Collaborative for the Transformative Research Unity for Equity (TRUE). Dr. Pineda brings eighteen years of experience in strategic advising and planning, program design, social impact measurement, evaluation, and organizational development. She has served in leadership roles across the public and private sectors, including as a foundation officer. As a skilled change manager, she has experience with minority-serving institutions and helping nonprofit organizations build their capacity. She specializes in developing tailor-made measurement and evaluation frameworks to assess the efficacy and impact of systems-level interventions. She is fluent in Spanish.

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