Ben (email@example.com) is a Ph.D. candidate in the Administration and Policy Analysis program at Stanford University and an Institute of Education Sciences Fellow. Concurrent to his pursuit of a Ph.D. in Education, Ben is working towards a Master's degree in Political Science. His research interests include examining the effects of early childhood education policies and different school governance forms with causal methods. Prior to coming to Stanford, he worked as an Equity Research Analyst at various investment banks, a Research Associate at the Charter School Growth Fund, and as an After-school Program Director at a public elementary school in Colorado. Ben holds a B.A. in Economics, Summa cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU) and has also won CU's Business Writing Prize.