K-12 Education Policy
Tasminda Dhaliwal (admitted to work with Dr. Julie Marsh) is a current master’s student at Harvard, where she is completing her degree in education policy and management. She received her bachelor’s in political economy from UC Berkeley. Tasminda is interested in using mixed-methods research to investigate the role of policy in promoting equitable access to education and opportunity, especially for historically disenfranchised communities. Through her research, she intends to explore how the underlying theories of policy, such as competition and accountability, are complicated in practice, and how political dynamics influence systems-level reform in education. Tasminda has been admitted to the program as a K-12 Education Policy student to work with Julie Marsh.