Corinne Kentor is the 2023 ACLS Leading Edge Fellow and our Policy and Communications Associate. Dr. Corinne Kentor is an educational anthropologist with interdisciplinary expertise in migration, family, and higher education. Corinne’s teaching and scholarship is highly collaborative, using ethnographic methods to investigate how policy shapes access to postsecondary opportunities. Her dissertation, For Me, Us, and Them: Immigrant Families Pursuing Higher Education in Southern California, was recognized with awards from the National Academy of Education, the Spencer Foundation, and the National Science Foundation, among others. For the last five years, Corinne has served as a Research Fellow at the City University of New York Office of Applied Research, Evaluation & Data Analytics, where she studies students’ transitions from high school to college and from college to the workforce. At CUNY, Corinne supports faculty and campus leaders to incorporate evidence-based decision-making into institutional reform efforts. In addition to her research and service, Corinne has received accolades for her teaching at Columbia University, Barnard College, and the Boston College Lynch School of Education & Human Development. Corinne earned her Ph.D. in Anthropology & Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and her B.A. in English from Yale University, where she graduated with honors as a member of the second cohort of Education Studies Scholars. She comes to D.C. from Los Angeles, along with too many books and the world’s best cat, Alfie.