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 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.  Applicants from historically underrepresented groups are strongly enouraged to apply.

Application Instructions: Send Prof. Kraft 1) a cover letter, 2) a resume, 3) a writing sample of any length, and 4) a brief  informal recommendation (1 paragraph) from a professor, supervisor or colleague 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

Danielle EdwardsDanielle Edwards



Undergraduate Research Assistants


Marlene Almanzar Garcia

Marlene Almanzar Garcia



Luyan Nguyen

Luyan Nguyen



Charlotte DeVaughn

Charlotte DeVaugh




Audrey Whitten



Samuel Lynch Samuel Lynch



SummerSummer Dai


StephanieStephanie Tu


EuniceEunice Chong


Leo Gordon



Tommy Bellaire



Jay Philbrick





Former Postdoctoral Research Associates



Leigh Wedenoja


Jessalynn James



Former Pre-Doctorate Research Associates

Manuel Monti-Nussbaum

Manuel Monti-Nussbaum

Alvin Christian

Alvin Christian

Alexander Bolves

Alexander Bolves

Falken Headshot

Grace Falken


Sara White






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

KyleKyle 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 Bogdanok

Anna Bogdanok

Halle Bryant headshot

Halle Bryant


Hannah Sexton headshot

Hannah Sexton

Zoe Beckman

Zoe Beckman