Kirsten Slungaard Mumma is a postdoctoral fellow at Boston University’s Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Her research is in the economics of education. She studies how education programs and policies affect the economic, social, and political outcomes of children and adults. Her interests include immigrants and education, civic education and engagement, and K-12 school choice. Her work has been published in the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. Before graduate school, Kirsten worked for Rocketship Education, a charter management organization based out of California, and for the Chicago Public Schools.