Veronica “Ronnye” Vargas Stidvent is the head of education and training for Dimensional Fund Advisors. She previously served as director of the Center for Politics and Governance at the University of Texas at Austin. She has also served as the Assistant Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Labor.
Prior to her appointment as assistant secretary, Ms. Stidvent served in the White House as special assistant to the president for policy, where she helped develop policy on a wide range of issue areas, including labor, education, justice, homeland security, and regulatory reform. Before that, she served as a policy adviser in Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
Ms. Stidvent has been honored by the National Association of Hispanic Publishers as a Latina Role Model.
She received her B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was honored as a Dean’s Distinguished Graduate. She earned her J.D. at Yale Law School.