Taishya Adams serves is a senior technical consultant at AIR. Adams serves as Minnesota state manager for the Midwest Comprehensive Center.
Makini Nyanteh joined AIR in February 2017 as the vice president of Communications & Public Affairs.
Yinmei Wan is a senior researcher at AIR. She has expertise in designing and implementing rigorous educational research and evaluation projects. Dr. Wan has played integral roles in various research projects around educator quality.
Paul Bailey is a senior economist at AIR. He joined AIR in 2012, after receiving a Ph.D. in economics at the University of Maryland. Before that, he earned a master’s degree in statistics from The University of Chicago.
Audrey Peek is a researcher at AIR, where she specializes in postsecondary education policy and administration. She focuses on how students pay for and succeed in college.
Aida Aliyeva is a researcher at AIR with a focus on postsecondary education. She has over six years of experience in higher education administration, primarily focusing on institutional research, assessment, evaluation, and strategic planning. In her current position, Dr.
Matthias A. Braeunlich is a senior refugee specialist in International Policy, Practice, and Systems Change at AIR.
Rebecca Bergey is a researcher in the Center for English Language Learners at AIR. Her primary responsibilities include designing curriculum, facilitating professional development, and conducting research that supports the education of English language learners and dual language learners.