(April 2011) Marta Tienda is Maurice P. During ’22 professor in Demographic Studies, professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University, and from 1997 to 2002 served as director of the Office of Population Research at Princeton University. She is past president (2002) of the Population Association of America, and is a board member of TIAA, the Sloan Foundation, the RAND Corporation, and the Jacobs Foundation of Switzerland. From 2000 to 2010, she led The Texas Higher Education Opportunity Project, a research investigation of college planning and enrollment behavior under a policy that guarantees high school seniors who graduate in the top 10 percent of their class admission to any Texas public college or university.

In this interview, Tienda discusses major findings and policy implications from this study.