Joyce Tagal (she/hers) recently graduated from Stanford with double Masters degrees in Education (Policy, Organization and Leadership Studies) and Public Policy. Her research interests focus on the politics of policymaking in transitional democracies. Before coming to Stanford, Joyce spent 10 years in education and development policy in Southeast Asia. Joyce began her career at the Prime Minister’s Department in Malaysia, where she worked on K-12 education policy with a focus on expanding access to early childhood education. After that, she worked at Teach For Malaysia (the Malaysian arm of the global Teach For All network) and later McKinsey & Company as a consultant in the Public Policy practice, focusing on economic and industry development.
At Stanford, Joyce has been a Teaching Assistant for Bruce Cain and Lanhee Chen’s classes on American politics, including “Political Campaigns” and “Political Analysis for Policymakers”, and part of the Stanford Data Lab, where she leads an ongoing volunteer project (Bay Area Community) to collate critical resources for the Bay Area during COVID-19 closures.