Proud member of The New School, pursuing a master's degree in Urban Policy Analysis and Management. As Program Manager at the Center for New York City Affairs, I lead the Creative Pedagogies for School Change project and specialize in transformative professional development and alternative models of university-high school partnerships. My policy interests are in education reform, immigration reform, and constitutional law. In previous positions and as an undergraduate who studied the politics and sociology of education, I have explored public policy from many different angles. My strengths are in critical theory, program development, organizational and group dynamics, positive youth development, the rational model of policy analysis, and understanding disparities among social groups in urban contexts. My underlying passion for education reform comes from my personal high school experiences, having dropped out of school at age 16, having attended five different high schools in Colorado, and graduating at the age of 21 .