Samantha Batel Kane is a third-year doctoral student, a Partnering in Education Research (PIER) fellow, and a Presidential Scholar.

Samantha's research explores the economics of education, including the impact of federal, state, and district-level policy on students’ academic and labor market outcomes. Her research interests are also at the intersection of behavioral economics and education policy, particularly how information informs education decision-making.

Samantha earned her Master in Public Policy (MPP) from the Harvard Kennedy School. She previously worked at the Center for American Progress on K-12 education policy and at the U.S. Department of Education under the Obama Administration.