Elizabeth Grant is visiting associate professor in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at The George Washington University. She earned a PhD in education policy and a MA in sociology from Stanford University. A former teacher and school principal, Liz worked in senior leadership roles at the policy and research organizations Jobs for the Future and the American Institutes for Research. She also served as a senior policy advisor and chief of staff in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education during the Obama Administration. Earlier, she worked as a fellow in the office of U.S. Senator Patty Murray (WA). She is a graduate of the University of Utah and received a MEd from Harvard University.