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Marisol Cuellar Mejia
Marisol Cuellar Mejia
Senior Research Associate
Higher education, California economy
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Marisol Cuellar Mejia is a senior research associate at the PPIC Higher Education Center. Her recent projects have focused on developmental education, the workforce skills gap, online learning in community colleges, and the economic returns to college education. Her research interests include labor markets, business climate, housing, and demographic trends. Before joining PPIC, she worked at Colombia’s National Association of Financial Institutions as an economic analyst, concentrating on issues related to the manufacturing sector and small business. She has also conducted agricultural and commodity market research for the Colombian National Federation of Coffee Growers and the National Federation of Palm Oil Growers of Colombia. She holds an MS in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California, Davis.

California’s Population
California’s Future
California’s Future: Economy
California’s Future: Housing
California’s Future: Population
What Happens When Colleges Broaden Access to Transfer-Level Courses? Evidence from California’s Community Colleges
Higher Education in California
Higher Education in California: California’s Higher Education System
Higher Education in California: Increasing Equity and Diversity
Higher Education in California: Meeting California’s Workforce Needs
Higher Education as a Driver of Economic Mobility
Remedial Education Reforms at California’s Community Colleges: Early Evidence on Placement and Curricular Reforms
Reforming English Pathways at California’s Community Colleges
Remedial Education in California’s Colleges and Universities
Reforming Math Pathways at California’s Community Colleges
Meeting California’s Need for College Graduates: A Regional Perspective
The California Economy: Employment Update
The California Economy: Unemployment Update
Preparing Students for Success in California’s Community Colleges
Determining College Readiness in California’s Community Colleges: A Survey of Assessment and Placement Policies
Will California Run Out of College Graduates?
Successful Online Courses in California’s Community Colleges
Online Learning and Student Outcomes in Community Colleges
Student Debt and the Value of a College Degree
The State-County Fiscal Relationship in California
The State-City Fiscal Relationship in California
The State-Local Fiscal Relationship
Business Climate Rankings and the California Economy
High-Tech Employment in California
Down to the Wire on Unemployment Benefits
Are California’s Jobs Rebounding?
The Economic Toll of COVID-19 on Self-Employed Workers
Workers Without College Degrees Face Unprecedented Job Losses
California’s Economy Takes a Hit
The Economic Toll of COVID-19 on Small Business
Overcrowded Housing and COVID-19 Risk among Essential Workers
Early Insights on California’s Economic Downturn
Unemployment Benefits in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Essential Workers and COVID-19
COVID-19 Shutdown Forces Colleges to Ramp up Online Learning
How Will the Coronavirus Affect California’s Economy?
Californians Are Grappling with Homelessness
New Housing Permits Decline Statewide
Reforming California’s Community College System
Leveling the Playing Field in College Admissions
Helping Community College Students Succeed
A Snapshot of Homelessness in California
California Community Colleges Are Transforming Developmental Education
Equity and Remedial Education at Community Colleges
Immigrants Are Key to the State’s High-Skilled Workforce
Improving College Placement Policies
Commentary: Boosting Success in Community College
What the New College Scorecard Can—and Can’t—Tell You
Online Learning and College Costs
The Decline of the Homeowner
Fulfilling the Promise of Online Education
Online Courses and Achievement Gaps
Is College the Answer to Income Inequality?
Good News on the California Economy
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