I graduated with high honors and an International Baccalaureate Diploma from Central High School in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where I participated in the University of Minnesota Talented Youth Math Program, captained the Math Team, and participated in Science Olympiad and Ultimate Frisbee. I currently attend Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California, where I am a freshman. I enjoy playing video games, playing board games / RPGs, playing Ultimate, and fixing things.
For the past 20 years, I have been engaged as an educational researcher, evaluator and professor of educational policy. Areas of expertise include education reform, policy implementation and effectiveness, post-secondary attainment and socio-economic disadvantage. My publications address the social institutions and policies designed to promote educational advancement for students, especially the socially disadvantaged. Teaching and research associations over the past 20 years include the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, University of Minnesota and Stanford University. I hold a Ph. D. and M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.A. from Lawrence University.