Siri Warkentien is a researcher in our Center for Evaluation and Study of Educational Equity. Her work focuses on how social contexts affect well-being among children and young adults, with a concentration on racial and economic inequalities in schools and neighborhoods. With more than 10 years of experience, she has strong background in quantitative methods which enables her to contribute to program evaluations, longitudinal studies, and other projects for a range of clients in the field of education.
Currently, Dr. Warkentien serves as director of an evaluation of City Year’s after-school programming in multiple cities across the United States. She also leads the quantitative component of an evaluation of educational support programs for system-involved youth and conducts research on the effects of environmental exposures of rural, low-income contexts on child health and development.
Dr. Warkentien joined RTI in 2015. Prior to that, she was an Institute for Education Sciences (IES) Predoctoral Fellow and spent time as a researcher at the American Institutes for Research and Child Trends. She is a member of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness and the American Sociological Association.