Zoey Lu, Ph.D., is an Associate Data Scientist at the Center for Research in Education & Social Policy (CRESP) at the University of Delaware. Dr. Lu specializes in instrument development as well as working and managing large-scale, longitudinal datasets. She has performed a wide range of quantitative statistical analyses, such as advanced regression analysis and finite mixture models. She also has years of experience in program evaluation from her prior employment. She is currently working on the college readiness research project that aims to investigate the relationship between different high-school course trajectories and students’ college and career readiness, as well as the causal impact of students’ test proficiency on their college and career readiness using regression discontinuity and comparative interrupted time-series design.