Post-doctoral scholar, UC Berkeley
Elise Dizon-Ross is a Post-Doctoral Scholar at the California Policy Lab at UC Berkeley. She earned a PhD in Economics of Education from the Stanford Graduate School of Education, where she was an Institute of Education Sciences Fellow and a Stanford Graduate Fellow in Science and Engineering. Her research examines the impacts of economic inequality and educational and social policies on student outcomes and the education sector. She is particularly interested in the intersections of housing policy and homelessness with educational opportunity. Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, Elise worked with multiple nonprofit and public sector organizations to advance educational and job opportunities for disadvantaged groups, focusing on areas such as chronic absenteeism, out-of-school-time learning, and social entrepreneurship. She holds an M.A. and a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University and an M.P.P. from UC Berkeley and is a recipient of the NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship.