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Our Team

Dr. Namrata Patel

Dr. Namrata Patel is the Principal Researcher and Evaluator at RSI. With more than 15 years working in the education research field and partnering with Pre-K-12 schools, 2- and 4-year colleges, foundations, and nonprofits to help improve their programs and systems, Namrata has seen the power of research and evaluation when it is done well.

In her previous experiences, Namrata has worked at several research and evaluation firms and a grant-making organization (see her LinkedIn profile for details). Her areas of expertise include, but are not limited to: underserved and under resourced students and communities; educator effectiveness; diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI); college readiness; and social identity

Today, in addition to leading RSI , Namrata also teaches Research Methods in Psychology at a California community college and enjoys being a wife and mom. 

Our Collaborative Partners

At RSI, we believe in the power of thoughtful collaboration. We partner with experts in our network of researchers and evaluators so we can best meet the needs of our clients. Some of our partners include: 

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