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Alexandra Daro, Ph.D.

Research Specialist

Alex Daro

Alexandra Daro joined the Buffett Institute in 2020 as a research specialist. Her initial role will be to pursue research and evaluation efforts related to alignment and enhancement of early childhood systems. Specifically, she will work with the Nebraska State Needs Assessment and Program Performance Evaluation for the Nebraska Early Childhood Strategic Plan, both supported by the Preschool Development Grant. Daro, who joined the Institute in 2015 as a graduate assistant, has her master’s degree and Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Research interests

  • Early literacy development
  • Preschool expulsion and suspension
  • Equitable access to early learning.
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