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Paige Mustain is a research director for the Research & Analytics Unit at JFF. In that role, she directs and manages research and evaluation efforts related to workforce development and education.

Her expertise includes:

  • Research design, management, and analysis
  • Mixed-methods research and evaluation
  • Computational social science
  • Digital technology, equity, and education
  • Public-private partnership models

Before joining JFF, Paige was a research data specialist at the California Workforce Development Board (CWDB). In that role, she led program evaluation and research efforts for California’s High Road Initiative—a sector-based, industry-driven, worker-focused training partnership model designed to support and advance economically and environmentally resilient communities across the state.

Before her time at CWDB, Paige served as a subject matter expert for the Federal Commission on School Safety and as a consultant for various organizations working on education, equity, and technology policy. She has coauthored several peer-reviewed journal articles and reports on youth and digital exclusion, data privacy in schools, and the pursuit of young women in STEM fields.

Paige earned her doctorate from the University of Oxford, a master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California San Diego.

Paige says she was drawn to JFF because of the organization’s commitment to equity, rigor, and credibility, as evidenced by its wide-reaching impact across the country.