Sabrina Solanki is an Institute of Education Sciences postdoctoral fellow with the Ford School's Education Policy Initiative. She comes to the University of Michigan from the University of California, Irvine, where she earned master's degrees in teaching and public policy and a PhD in education policy. After completing her first master's degree, Sabrina taught at Beckman High School (Irvine, CA), where she developed an economics program and taught AP Microeconomics for several years. As a PhD student, she focused on improving the college experience and learning outcomes for students, and counts among her research interests the areas of higher education policy, teacher effectiveness, economics of education, STEM education, and the evaluation of education interventions. While there, she was the recipient of the National Academy of Education's Spencer Dissertation Fellowship. Sabrina's dissertation was an evaluation of a one-year learning communities program for incoming biological sciences undergraduates and the program's impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes.