- EdD, University of San Diego, Leadership Studies
- MS, San Diego State University, Child and Family Development
- BA, Fordham University, Theater and Drama
Dr. Patti Saraniero is principal of Moxie Research, an independent program evaluation firm collaborating with arts organizations, non-profits, and school districts. She is also visiting faculty in the graduate theatre program at the University of California, San Diego. Her research and evaluation interests focus on arts and education, leadership in the arts, and ethics. Previously, she directed the education programs at La Jolla Playhouse and the Old Globe Theatre, and worked as a stage manager at a number of regional theaters around the country.