Carolina Lopera-Oquendo is a doctoral fellow student in Educational Psychology at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. She earned a Economics, and since 2020 she is studying an M.S. in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences Program (QMSS) at the Graduate Center. Her specialization is in Learning, Development, and Instruction.

Her main research interest is understanding how teaching and learning processes may trigger transformations in the educational experience by exploring new approaches and methodologies to design and conduct high-quality and reliable measurements of non-cognitive skills. Additional work and research interests include developing interventions to improve the self-regulated learning process and the intersection of feedback and classroom assessment to develop cognitive and non-cognitive learning outcomes.

Before beginning her doctoral studies, she worked for more than ten years in the field of evaluation in education in the Colombian Institute for Educational Evaluation and Center of Educational Evaluation in the Universidad de Los Andes, when developed methodological skills in the design, development, analysis, and reporting of results of the national and international large-scale assessment and contextual studies in education.