She has a decade and a half of experience conducting rigorous evaluations of educational interventions, with a special interest in how policies and programs can affect the life trajectories of low-income youth. She has expertise in survey design and implementation, the design and implementation of randomized trials, and quasi-experimental methods for program evaluation. Her work in low-income schools has focused on interventions designed to target a wide range of outcomes, including: school readiness, early literacy skills, mathematics achievement, executive functioning, social-emotional skills, and health-related outcomes. Before joining the faculty at the University of Michigan, she worked for Abt Associate Inc. in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she served as the deputy project director for the Reading First Impact Study commissioned by the U.S. Department of Education.
PhD University of Chicago; MA University of Maryland; BA Indiana University, Bloomington.