Kirsten Slungaard Mumma is a postdoctoral fellow at the Wheelock Educational Policy Center (WEPC) at Boston University. Her research is in the economics of education and is focused on immigrant integration, K-12 school choice, and civic engagement.  She completed her Ph.D. in Education Policy and Program Evaluation at Harvard University in 2021. While at Harvard, she was an Institute of Education Sciences (IES) PIER fellow at the Center for Education Policy Research and received an American Educational Research Association (AERA) dissertation grant. She holds an Ed.M. in Education Policy and Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and an A.B. in English, also from Harvard. Prior to graduate school, she worked for the Chicago Public Schools and Rocketship Education, a charter management organization based in the Bay Area. 

My paper on the effect of charter school openings on traditional public schools is forthcoming at the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.

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