Diego  Luna-Bazaldua

Diego Luna-Bazaldua

Senior Education Specialist

Diego Luna-Bazaldua is a Senior Education Specialist in the Education Global Practice, where he supports World Bank staff and clients in building capacity in technical processes linked to the development of psychological and educational assessments. His areas of expertise focus on Psychometrics, Measurement, and Assessment in psychology and education, covering topics such as student learning assessments, early childhood development, and teaching quality. Before joining the Bank, Diego taught at universities in Mexico and the United States. He also worked at the university entrance examinations department of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He has received awards, grants, and honors from organizations such as the Psychometric Society, the National Council for Research and Technology of Mexico, the Fulbright Program, and Teachers College, Columbia University. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Psychology and Statistics from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. In addition, he has a master's degree in Statistics, and master's and doctoral degrees in Measurement and Evaluation from Columbia University. Besides, he has post-doctoral experience in psychometric research and educational evaluation from the Lynch School of Education, Boston College.