Siobhan Greatorex-Voith is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology and pursuing a secondary field in Computational Science and Engineering at Harvard University. During her time at Harvard, she received support and training as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow; a Data Science Fellow at Data Science for Social Good; from the RSF Summer Institute in Social-Science Genetics; and as graduate affiliate of The Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard's Center for Population and Development Studies, and the Weatherhead Initiative on Gender Inequality; and as a fellow of Harvard's Graduate Leadership Institute. She also worked a graduate assistant for the Psychosocial Determinants of Health (PSDH) Lab at Tufts University (PI: Adolfo C. Cuevas) and for the Resilience in the Survivors of Katrina Project (PI: Mary C. Waters). She teaches in both the Sociology and Psychology departments, and is a returning Resident Tutor at Eliot House, one of Harvard's undergraduate residential colleges, where she works as an academic advisor and serves in a diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging role, specializing in support for first-generation and/or low-income students and students with disabilities.
Prior to attending Harvard, Siobhan served as the founding director of the First Gen Program (now FLI Office) at Stanford University, which aims to reinforce belonging among Stanford's first generation and low income college students, and to cultivate a supportive campus climate for these students through its diversity programs that focus on socioeconomic diversity. She also helped with the launch of the Quest Scholars Network before leaving to serve as the project manager for Expanding College Opportunities, a national research project involving randomized interventions designed to improve the representation of high-achieving, low-income students at selective colleges.
Siobhan's broad academic interests include socioeconomic stratification and mobility; educational opportunity; psychosocial stressors; sociobiology; the social determinants of health; social psychology; social science genomics; social demography; research methodology and design (i.e., quantitative methods; qualitative methods, program evaluation, survey design, experiments); and policy. She is currently working on two major projects at the intersections of these fields.
She is a native of Milwaukee, WI and a graduate of Stanford University, where she completed a B.S. Symbolic Systems, and a B.A. with honors in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. Her senior thesis, “Class & Inequality in Higher Education: The Experiences of Low-Income Students in Elite Higher Education Contexts,” won the George M. Frederickson Award for Excellence. In addition to her academic work, Greatorex-Voith serves on the board of Stanford's First-Generation and/or Low-Income Alumni Network (FLAN) and mentors first generation and/or low income students at Harvard College.