Ethan Crasto is a Research Analyst (I) at the Research Alliance for New York City Schools. Ethan has experience using statistical tools to explore a variety of education and social issues. His work at the Research Alliance focuses on evaluating the reach, quality, and impact of New York City’s Computer Science for All initiative.
Prior to joining the Research Alliance, Ethan examined the social detriments of undergraduate STEM attrition, explored the factors that lead to juvenile gang involvement, and developed visual expressions of climate patterns. For his undergraduate thesis, Ethan examined STEM attrition at the College of New Jersey, finding that low-income students are disproportionately at risk of leaving their STEM majors within their first three semesters.
Ethan also participated in Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) at UMass Amherst and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where he learned how to use smartphone signals that emit when connecting to WiFi to estimate room occupancy and how to visualize climate data from the Missouri River Basin, respectively. His work is guided by considering ethics and equity to inform data science that can have a positive impact on society.
Ethan holds a B.A. in Mathematics with a specialization in statistics from the College of New Jersey.