Katherine is an assistant professor of public administration and international affairs at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Policy Research at Syracuse University. Prior to Syracuse, Katherine was a postdoctoral fellow at the Education Policy Initiative at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, working with Susan Dynarski and Brian Jacob on issues surrounding inequality in education. Katherine completed her PhD in Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University. Her dissertation focused on the impacts of the earned income tax credit on education and employment outcomes of children of EITC recipients. She holds a BA in Economics and Psychology from Wesleyan University. Prior to obtaining her PhD, Katherine was a research assistant at the Urban Institute. Her research interests include family policy, education policy, social demography, and inequality.