Bonnie Brooks is a research associate at the PPIC Higher Education Center. Her work focuses on developmental education and career technical education at community colleges. Before joining PPIC, she was a data and research associate at the Los Angeles Promise Zone Initiative, where she measured the initiative’s impact on areas like public safety and education in local neighborhoods. She also worked at Grinnell College's Data Analysis and Social Inquiry Lab, where she helped students and faculty integrate data into research and classroom work. She holds a BA in economics with a concentration in global development studies from Grinnell College.