Elise Dizon-Ross (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a doctoral student in the Economics of Education program and an IES Fellow. She received a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University in 2007 and an M.P.P. from the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley in 2011. Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, Elise worked with multiple nonprofit and public sector organizations to increase educational and employment opportunities for disadvantaged communities. Her research interests include K-12 educational and social policies, particularly with regard to their impact on schools serving low-income families and communities of color.