I am an Instructor and Ph.D. Candidate at Harvard Graduate School of Education. I teach courses in general pedagogy and teacher policy.
My research focuses on issues related to teacher supply and teacher education. I am particularly interested in problems of research design, measurement, and evaluation.
In my dissertation, I use qualitative and quantitative methods to identify policies that can improve the quality of incoming teachers. In my other projects, I run small-scale experiments to understand how we can better develop pre-service teachers' practical skills for implementing high-leverage teaching practices. My theory of action is that together this work helps build the evidence base on how to recruit and develop effective early career teachers.
Before coming to HGSE, I worked for various organisations including the Australian Department of Education, Teach for the Philippines, and Teach for Australia. I began my career as a high school social sciences teacher in Canberra, Australia. I hold a Ph.B. (Honours) degree from the Australian National University; an MTeach (Secondary) from the University of Melbourne; and an Ed.M. (Education Policy and Management) from HGSE.