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Jennifer Darling-Aduana

Doctoral Student, K-12 Education Leadership and Policy

Jennifer Darling-Aduana is a Ph.D. student in Leadership and Policy Studies at Vanderbilt University. She also holds a master’s in Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics, and Assessment from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Her research focuses on mechanisms to reduce educational inequities in the United States with a focus on student-teacher interactions and how those interactions shape the educational experiences of diverse student populations. Much of her current work examines the use of digital tools in the classroom and the role of social and cultural capital in mediating student access to educational opportunities.