- Ed.D., University of San Diego, Leadership Studies
- M.S., San Diego State University, Child and Family Development
- B.A., 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 a lecturer in the theatre departments at the University of San Diego and University of California, San Diego. Her research and evaluation interests focus on arts education, gifted education, 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.