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Daniela Pineda


Daniela Pineda, Ph.D., is vice president for integration and learning at First 5 LA, an independent public agency created by California voters to advocate for programs and polices benefiting young children in Los Angeles County. She oversees development of the learning and evaluation framework for all First 5 LA programs and grants.

Before joining First 5 LA, Pineda served as association director for evaluation and impact at Living Cities in Washington, D.C. Earlier she was the first strategic data officer for the postsecondary success team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She holds a doctorate in public policy and sociology from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

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