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Jenna W. Kramer

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations

Jenna W. Kramer is a Ph.D. candidate in Higher Education Leadership and Policy at Vanderbilt University and a 2018-2019 National Academy of Education and Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellow. Her research leverages quantitative and qualitative methods to examine the effects of institutional and governmental policies on student postsecondary access and success. Jenna works as a research assistant for Dr. Angela Boatman and the Tennessee Postsecondary Evaluation and Analysis Research Lab (TN-PEARL) and teaches in Peabody College's Higher Education Administration master's program.

Prior to her doctoral studies, Jenna worked as a college counselor at a charter high school. Jenna is committed to translating her research into evidence-based public policy, practice, and publicly available resources.

She is a Curb Center Public Scholar at Vanderbilt for 2018-2019 to work with partners in the Nashville community to translate her dissertation findings into resources for local students and families. Jenna earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Spanish from Colgate University.