Sophie has joined the Rennie Center as Research Intern supporting various projects this summer. She holds a B.A. in Political Science and Educational Studies from Tufts University and an M.A. in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Michigan School of Education. Her studies focused on the inequitable experiences of marginalized students in the education system – particularly, the disparate disciplinary experiences of students of color. Prior to her time at the Rennie Center, Sophie worked in a variety of public policy and educational positions. During her graduate studies, she supported The Education Trust-Midwest’s Data and Policy Analysis Team as a Fellow. Additionally, she has served as a teacher’s assistant in a Kindergarten classroom and as the Regional Commission Coordinator at the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women during her undergraduate career in Boston. Through her experiences and coursework, Sophie has developed a strong desire to create, inform, and critique policies that serve to correct and prevent educational inequities.