Aida Pacheco-Applegate is a Researcher at Chapin Hall, specializing in the evaluation of school-based programs. She works on a variety of projects performing quantitative and qualitative analyses. Her current work includes examining the impact of Elev8 programming on academic outcomes in Baltimore and Chicago. As part of her role with the Chapin Hall Collaborative project—which provides data access and practice-relevant analysis to the Chicago youth service sector—Pacheco-Applegate serves as a liaison to Youth Guidance, Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future, the Chicago Public Library, and the Chicago Housing Authority. She is also working on the qualitative analysis of the Fussy Baby Network FAN Evaluation.
Prior projects at Chapin Hall have included examining the effect of restorative justice practices on students’ behavioral and disciplinary outcomes in four Chicago high schools, conducting quantitative analyses for the evaluation of the NL READS initiative on children’s academic outcomes, and participating in qualitative data collection and quantitative data analyses for the City Year Chicago evaluation project. Prior to moving to the United States for graduate school, Pacheco-Applegate worked for the Peruvian government designing and implementing social investment projects in the poorest regions of the country. She designed and managed training and technical assistance activities for regional and local governments and promoted private investment in infrastructure and public services at the regional and local levels.
Pacheco-Applegate holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Chicago Harris School and a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of the Pacific in Lima, Peru. She also received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of the Pacific.
Master of Public Policy from the University of Chicago Harris School
Master of Arts in Economics, University of the Pacific, Lima, Peru
Bachelor of Arts in Economics, University of the Pacific, Lima, Peru