Jane is a Ph.D. candidate in public policy and psychology at Duke University. Her work takes an ecological perspective to the developmental significance of economic, gender, and racial inequality, in the U.S. and globally. She focuses in particular on how education and social policy can improve the wellbeing of marginalized and minoritized populations, using a combination of methods including quantitative policy analysis (causal inference), growth modeling, program evaluation, and qualitative data collection and analysis.
Her focus on the intersection between inequality, policy, and human development is informed by her experience conducting impact evaluations for education and community development programs in Latin America and West Africa, first as a research consultant at the Inter-American Development Bank in Nicaragua (3 years) and subsequently as a Research Specialist at Save the Children (3 years).
Jane is happy to work with applicants interested in a range of grad programs and careers – including education, public policy, and public health programs, as well as psychology programs, with a focus on US or international work!