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Kaitlin AndersonDr. Kaitlin Anderson is a post-doctoral research associate whose research interests include school choice, teacher labor markets, and student discipline, all with a focus on improving access to high quality educational opportunities for all students regardless of socioeconomic background. Dr. Anderson earned a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, and economics from the University of Virginia. She then worked as a senior financial analyst at Bank of America before joining Teach for America to teach high school mathematics in rural Arkansas. She earned her PhD in education policy from the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas, where her research focused on student discipline in the state. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, and she has contributed to policy briefs and reports providing timely, relevant research to Arkansas policymakers. Dr. Anderson has presented her findings to the Arkansas State Board of Education and other state educational organizations, making an impact on education policy in Arkansas.