Beth is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government who studies education policy and politics. She graduated in May 2016 with a doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and also holds an M.A. in Politics and Education from Columbia University. Her research interests relate to the role of educational policies and programs in mitigating social inequality, with a focus on efforts to improve persistently low-performing K-12 schools and districts in the U.S. Beth formerly worked on legislative affairs for a New York City Councilmember. Before moving to the East Coast, she was Director of Operations for an academic summer camp company based in California and coached competitive policy debate at the high school and college level.
Interests: Education policy, politics of education, social stratification, school and district turnaround, state takeover, survey design