Ph.D. student in K-12 Education Policy at the USC Rossier School of Education and Master’s student in public policy at the USC Price School of Public Policy. She is interested in the role of federal, state, and local policies in improving educational outcomes for underserved students. Specifically, her research interests include standards, school accountability systems, and teacher labor markets.
Shira earned her Bachelor’s degree in Physics and English from Oberlin College. After college, she taught 11th and 12th grade Physics in Washington Heights, New York while earning her Master's Degree in Adolescent Education from Pace University through the New York City Teaching Fellows Program.