Elise Dizon-Ross was a Ph.D. candidate in Economics of Education at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. She is a NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellow, an Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Predoctoral Fellow, and a recipient of the Stanford Graduate Fellowship. She holds an M.A. and a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University and an M.P.P. from the Goldman School of Public Policy at U.C. Berkeley.
Her research uses quantitative methods to study the impacts of economic inequality and educational and social policies on student outcomes and the education sector. She is particularly interested in examining the intersection of local economic inequality and gaps in educational opportunities for disadvantaged communities. Her current projects investigate the effects of housing and regional affordability on students, teachers, and schools, using a combination of national-level data and data from local research partnerships.
Elise’s teaching experience includes working as a TA and tutor to graduate students in quantitative descriptive and causal analysis and introductory econometrics. Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, Elise worked with multiple nonprofit and public sector organizations to increase educational opportunities for students, focusing on areas such as chronic absenteeism, out-of-school-time learning, and the implementation of transitional kindergarten.