Pedroso Consulting was formed in 2011 by a group of very experienced evaluation researchers. The staff at Pedroso Consulting has worked with a variety of educational organizations, governmental agencies, and youth development organizations to help key stakeholders and practitioners develop more effective approaches and strategies for meeting the educational needs or for enhancing life prospects for individuals of all ages. Pedroso Consulting is an organization, whose experienced staff have chosen to work together to promote the health and well-being of people—particularly those who are typically under-served or who are placed at risk of failure by the circumstances of their lives. Our prior wealth of experience in evaluation, education and mental health coupled with our professional commitment to those who are typically under-served makes us uniquely capable to serve the needs of our clients.
Rosio Pedroso, MPP
Rosio Pedroso, MPP, is the Principal at Pedroso Consulting. Since 2012, Pedroso Consulting has conducted evaluation services for a variety of organizations, including government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Presently, Ms. Pedroso is the evaluator for the Educational Pathways into College and Careers (EPICC), a high school STEM solar summer program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Ms. Pedroso is also the Director of the Spanish Know the Signs Suicide Prevention Campaign “El Rotafolio” funded by California Mental Health Services Authority. Ms. Pedroso worked as the external evaluator for the Wyoming Department of Education’s School Improvement Grant. Consulting services have also been provided to Action Council of Monterey County, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to “enhance the quality of life and empower the people.” As owner of her own company, Ms. Pedroso has donated her time and services to a local girl centered non-profit, Girls Inc. of the Central Coast. Prior to establishing Pedroso Consulting, Ms. Pedroso was a Senior Research Associate at MPR Associates in Berkeley, California where she developed expertise in both quantitative and qualitative research practices. She has co-authored several reports for the National Center for Education Statistics and directed two evaluations for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. She also participated in the evaluation of the Biotechnology Education, Inc., FordPAS, and READ180 programs. Ms. Pedroso also has experience conducting research in the STEM field. For example, she conducted analysis of course enrollment in STEM courses for states participating in the STEM Equity Pipeline Project and, created a survey guide for state administers to collect Perkins secondary and post-secondary placement data. In addition, Ms. Pedroso co-authored a study that examined vocational programs of study across schools participating in the High School Transcript Studies (HSTS). Under contract to the Massachusetts Department of Education, Ms. Pedroso conducted analysis of secondary career-technical students’ participation and completion of career-technical programs nontraditional to their gender. Further, Ms. Pedroso also conducted financial analysis of career technical expenditures for the Wyoming Department of Education. Ms. Pedroso participated in Teach For America’s Teacher Corps program where she taught bilingual K-3 grades in South Gate, California prior to receiving an MPP from Georgetown University. Ms. Pedroso received her undergraduate degree in Sociology from Princeton University.
Aidee Farias, MBA
Director of Grants and Contracts
Aidee Farias, MBA, prior to joining Pedroso Consulting as Director of Contracts and Grants, Ms. Farias was project coordinator for the Santa Cruz Credit Union where she developed and implemented program services targeting Hispanic, low and middle income families and individuals in Santa Cruz County. As business manager for a small minority owned company, Ms. Farias helped in the successful development and execution of a growth plan. Ms. Farias also has teaching experience at the middle school level and has coached both the girls water polo team and the Migrant Education Debate team. Ms. Farias received her undergraduate degree from University of California at Santa Barbara in Global and International Studies and German Language and Literature with a language certificate from Copenhagen University. She received her MBA from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.