Kazandra E. Zelaya serves as RDF’s Research and Data Analyst for Community Impact Assessment. She is an experienced data analyst with a demonstrated history of working in climate change, urban electric infrastructure and vehicles, and social impact. She joined RDF in 2021 and is instrumental in creating new ways for RDF to use data to show our impact in communities. A first-generation college graduate, she earned a bachelor’s degree in urban environmental analysis and classics from Claremont McKenna College. She enjoys using data visualizations to provide greater context and understanding to place-based issues.
- Sparkathon Challenge Sparker Award (2019)
- Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Scholarship Fellow (2017)
- Metro Tech High School’s Valedictorian (2016)
- NCWIT (National Center for Women and Information Technology) National Finalist and AZ Affiliate Winner for Aspirations in Computing (2016)