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Monica Hernandez


Mónica Hernández is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Economics and at the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans. Her research studies how education policy interacts with students’ context and life circumstances to affect their educational and life outcomes.

Currently, Mónica is investigating how the post-Katrina New Orleans school reforms have affected students’ chances of falling into the “school-to-prison pipeline” by looking at their effects on school discipline and on students’ participation in crime.

Mónica received her Ph.D. in Public Policy and Economics from the University of Michigan in 2016. She additionally holds a Bachelor of Science in economics and mathematics from Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, and a Master of Arts in economics from the same institution.

You can find more information on her personal webpage here.

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