Victoria Ballerini

Research Associate


B.A. in Sociology: University of Buenos Aires
Master of Social Policy: Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences
Ph.D. in Postsecondary Education: New York University


Victoria Ballerini is a Research Associate at RFA, where she contributes to postsecondary policy projects including an evaluation of state and local free community college programs and an assessment of policies implemented by three states to narrow racial and ethnic gaps in postsecondary attainment. Prior to joining RFA, Victoria worked in the Minister’s Office at Argentina’s Federal Ministry of Social Development, led international academic initiatives for Georgetown University’s Department of Government, and was a fellow at the Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy. She also taught statistics and international higher education policy courses at New York University and Baruch College. Victoria’s research focuses on higher education policy reform from a comparative perspective, access and equity, and tuition-free/open-access higher education models. She holds a master’s degree in Social Policy with a concentration in Education from the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences and a Ph.D. in Higher and Postsecondary Education from New York University.