Research Lab

Open Positions

I am ALWAYS Hiring Part-Time Brown Undergraduate and Graduate Research Assistants

Matthew Kraft, Department of Education, is seeking part-time & full-time summer research assistants to collaborate with him on one or more of several ongoing research projects.  Prof. Kraft’s research interests include the economics of education, education policy analysis, and applied quantitative methods for causal inference. His primary work focuses on policies to improve educator and organizational effectiveness in K-12 urban public schools.

The position is open to Brown undergraduates and graduate students only. Brown students with strong applied quantitative skills are encouraged to apply, but quantitative skills are not required.  Applicants must have the ability to work independently and be self-directed.  Strong writing and editing skills are a plus.

Application Instructions: Send Prof. Kraft 1) a cover letter, 2) a resume, and 3) a writing sample of any length to The cover letter should include an explanation of the candidate’s interest in the position as well as a summary of his/her relevant qualifications and experience.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


Research Team


Postdoctoral Research Associates

Melissa LyonMelissa Lyons

JoshuaJohsua Bleiberg

JessalynnJessalynn James


Research Associates

Alexander Bolves

Alexander Bolves

Falken Headshot

Grace Falken



Undergraduate Research Assistants


Hannah Sexton headshot

Hannah Sexton



Luyan Nguyen

Luyan Nguyen



Charlotte DeVaughn

Charlotte DeVaugh



Samuel Lynch Samuel Lynch



Marlene Almanzar GarciaMarlene Almanzar Garcia


Zoe BeckmanZoe Beckman




Former Postdoctoral Research Associates



Leigh Wedenoja



Former Research Associates

Manuel Monti-Nussbaum

Manuel Monti-Nussbaum

Alvin Christian

Alvin Christian



Former Undergraduate Research Assistants

Dylan Elliot-HartDylan Elliot-Hart

Bruna LeeBruna Lee

Christina TapieroChristina Tapiero

Lukas BitonLukas Biton


Motaz Al-ChanatiMotaz Al-Chanati

Jordan MannJordan Mann


Alif IbrahimAlif Ibrahim

Michael BriskinMichael Briskin

Mariela MannionMariela Mannion

Kyle GiddonKyle Giddon


Brandon ZborowskiBrandon Zborowsi

Melissa LovitzMelissa Lovitz

Sarah GraceSarah Grace

Matt OwenMatt Owen

Sam McCormickSam McCormick

Chris MonschauerChris Monschauer


Beatriz VilielaBeatriz Viliela

Anna MayerAnna Meyer

Sarah Novicoff

Sarah Novicoff

Sarah Newberger

Sarah Newberger


Harrison Neuert

Emily Skahill headshot

Emily Skahil


Sarah Conlisk

     Sarah Conlisk

Lucy Duda

Lucy Duda

Clare Zaytoun

Clare Zaytoun

Dylan Hogan

Dylan Hogan

Anna BogdanokAnna Bogdanok

Halle Bryant headshotHalle Bryant