Kirsten Slungaard Mumma
Kirsten Slungaard Mumma is an assistant professor of Economics and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research is dedicated to the field of education economics, where she investigates how educational programs and policies impact the economic, social, and political well-being of individuals across different age groups. Her research interests encompass the effects of education on immigrants and English learners, the intersection of politics and education, and the dynamics of K-12 school choice. Kirsten’s work has been published in the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy and has garnered attention from various media outlets, including the Washington Post, Education Week, Brookings Brown Center, the New York Times, and Chalkbeat.
Prior to pursuing her graduate studies, Kirsten gained valuable experience working with Rocketship Education, a charter management organization based in California, as well as the Chicago Public Schools. She earned her M.Ed. in Education Policy and Management and a PhD in Education Policy and Program Evaluation from Harvard University.