Marissa Thompson

Marissa Thompson

Marissa E. Thompson is a doctoral candidate in Sociology of Education and Education Policy at Stanford University. She is an Institute of Education Sciences (IES) fellow and a recipient of the Stanford Graduate Fellowship (SGF) in Science and Engineering. Using quantitative and quasi-experimental methods, she studies racial and socioeconomic inequality in education, with a particular emphasis on postsecondary access and outcomes. She holds an M.A. in Sociology (2019) from Stanford, and a B.S.E. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (2016) from the University of Pennsylvania.

Programs and projects:

Faculty advisors: 

Sean Reardon and Mitchell Stevens

Research interests: 
Inequality in Education, Higher Education, Social Stratification, Social Policy, Intergenerational Mobility, Quantitative Methods, Computational Social Science

Ph.D. in Sociology of Education & Education Policy, Stanford University (expected 2022)
M.A. in Sociology, Stanford University (2019)
B.S.E. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Pennsylvania (2016)

Contact info: 

Center for Education Policy Analysis
Stanford University
520 Galvez Mall Stanford, CA 94305