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MA in Education and Social Policy

Graduates of the EDSP program have secured fantastic jobs in various education policy organizations.  Current alumni are now working at MDRC, the Center on School Effectiveness and Inequality at MIT, Teach for America, the Research and Policy Support Group at the NYC Department of Education, and Graduate NYC!, a research foundation of CUNY.

Yongxin (Shaine) Zhang

Yongxin (Shaine) Zhang '23 currently serves as the Chief Innovation Officer (CINO) for Beijing Heyday Education & Technology Co., Ltd.

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Duo (Tom) Gao

Tom Gao '23 is currently serving as an Education and Training Development Specialist at Hungry Panda Inc.

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Cathy Corbin

Cathy Corbin is an Institute of Education Sciences (IES) postdoctoral fellow in the School Mental Health Assessment, Research, and Training (SMART) Center at the University of Washington.

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Aiyana Mourtos

Aiyana Mourtos ‘15 is Chief of Staff for the District of Columbia Public Schools

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Tamara Minott

Tamara Minott '16 is a PhD student in the Higher and Postsecondary Education program at NYU

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Matthew Harrington

Matthew Harrington '13 is the Director of Operations at the New American Academy Charter School in Brooklyn, NY

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Lianna Wright

Lianna Wright '12 is the Executive Directory of Enrollment Research and Policy within the Office of Student Enrollment at the NYC DOE

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Sophie Nguyen

Sophie Nguyen '16 is a Senior Research Associate/Project Director at the National Center for Children in Poverty at Columbia University

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