Departments and Research Centers

Youth Policy Lab

The Youth Policy Lab coordinates activities to provide information and analyses that social services organizations need to do their jobs most effectively.

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Core faculty

Brian A. Jacob

Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Education Policy; Professor of Public Policy, Economics, and Education
Jacob is co-director of the Youth Policy Lab. His primary fields of interest are labor economics, program evaluation, and the economics of education. Jacob's current research focuses on urban school reform, with a particular emphasis on standards and accountability initiatives.
Core faculty

Megan Tompkins-Stange

Associate Professor of Public Policy
Tompkins-Stange is a scholar of education policy and philanthropy, focusing on the influence of private foundations on the politics of K-12 school reform.
Staff

Jeremy Guardiola

Project Manager
Jeremy Guardiola is a project manager for the Youth Policy Lab. In this role, he coordinates and executes all phases of research projects, including planning, data collection and analysis, and dissemination. Prior to joining the Lab, Jeremy served as…
Staff

Adrianna High

Michigan Data & Policy Fellow, Youth Policy Lab
Adrianna High is a Michigan Data & Policy Fellow with the Youth Policy Lab. Adrianna comes to YPL from the State of Michigan's Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives. In her previous role as a data analyst, her primary focus was…
Staff

Yejae Kim

Data Analyst, Youth Policy Lab
Yejae Kim is a data analyst with the Youth Policy Lab. Yejae holds a bachelor’s degree in data science and international relations and a GIS certification from Calvin University in 2021. Yejae has worked for Calvin University Center for Social…
Staff

Olivia Meeks

Project Manager, Youth Policy Lab
Olivia Meeks is a project manager for the Youth Policy Lab. Prior to joining the Lab, Olivia served as a research coordinator at District of Columbia Public Schools and as a research assistant in education policy studies at the American Enterprise…
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Shiyu Nitsos

Administrative Assistant, Youth Policy Lab
Shiyu Nitsos joined the Ford School in July 2018 and currently provides administrative support for the operations and programs of the Youth Policy Lab.  Shiyu grew up in China and graduated from Southwestern University of Finance and Economics…
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Andrea Plevek

Executive Director, Youth Policy Lab
Andrea Plevek is the Executivee Director for the Youth Policy Lab. In her role, she provides executive leadership, administrative management, community outreach, and partnership development for the Lab. Previously, Andrea was the Executive Director…
Staff

Aaron Sepulveda

Michigan Data & Policy Fellow, Youth Policy Lab
Aaron Sepulveda is a Michigan Data & Policy Fellow with the Youth Policy Lab. Through his fellowship placement with the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, he will work on improving employment and training outcomes for…