Salman Khan is a PhD student in Education Policy & Program Evaluation, a PIER-IES Fellow, and a Stone PhD Scholar in Inequality and Wealth Concentration.

His research seeks to investigate the challenges that disadvantaged (typically low-income, first generation, and minority) students face as they progress through their educational pathways. This manifests into researching how inequalities in access and preparation for higher education manifest into inequalities in the labor market, as well as focusing on the future of work as it relates to the effects of automation on the labor supply.

Prior to his doctoral studies, Salman served as a school counselor in NJ, supporting students through the college application process. Since then, he has worked with the Palo Alto Unified School District’s Research, Evaluation, and Assessment office, the Stanford Admissions Office, and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. He also served as a Data Fellow for the Strategic Data Project (SDP) Fellowship at the Connecticut RISE Network, where he led projects related to Grade 9 on-track strategies, college and career readiness efforts, and data dashboard development for ten low-performing school districts.

Salman earned his BA from Rutgers University and his MA from Stanford University. He also earned a Certification in College Counseling from UCLA Extension.