Michah W. Rothbart is an IESP graduate assistant and a 1st year doctoral candidate in NYU Wagner. He is a fellow in NYU's Institute for Education Sciences Pre-doctoral Interdisciplinary Education Research Training (IES-PIRT) program. Michah previously served as Director of Research and Evaluation at the Office of Postsecondary Readiness in the N.Y.C. Department of Education and before that as an Oak Ridge Fellow in the U.S. Department of Commerce: Economic Development Administration. Michah Rothbart received a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations and Master of Public Administration from Cornell University.