Kirsten Slungaard Mumma

Postdoctoral Scholar

Kirsten Slungaard Mumma is a postdoctoral scholar at WEPC. She was also an Institute of Education Sciences (IES) PIER fellow at the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University and a recipient of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) dissertation grant. Kirsten researches the economics of education with a focus on immigrant integration, K-12 school choice, and civic engagement. Her job market paper focuses on the role of English language training programs for adult learners on immigrant integration in the United States. In 2017, she was a PIER Summer Research Fellow at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. She also worked as a research assistant at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Center for Education Policy Research. Within the K-12 sector, she worked as a strategy and scalability associate at Rocketship Education and was a grant writer for Chicago Public Schools. She holds a PhD in Education from Harvard University, an EdM in Education Policy and Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a BA in English Language and Literature from Harvard College.  


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