Isabel  Clay

Isabel Clay

Cohort: 2020

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Morgan Polikoff


K-12 Education Policy

Research Interest

Curricular alignment to standards, Critical thinking, K-12 policy, Quantitative methods, English Language Learners, Educational equity

Isabel Clay

Isabel Clay is a Ph.D. student with a concentration in K-12 Education Policy. She is a former educator with bachelor degrees in English Education and Economics from Swarthmore College and a masters degree in Urban Education from Loyola Marymount University. Most recently, Isabel taught English Language Development in Los Angeles. Her experience in the classroom informs her research interests. Broadly, Isabel is interested in the relationship between critical thinking, standards alignment, and educational equity.


Professional Experience:

English Language Development Teacher, University Prep Value High School

Teach for America Corps Member, Los Angeles 

Honors and Awards:

Urban Education Student Researcher of the Year from Loyola Marymount University (April 2019)

Alpha Sigma Nu from Loyola Marymount University (March 2019)

Kappa Delta Pi from Loyola Marymount University (April 2019)

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