Melanie Rucinski

I am a PhD candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School studying K-12 education policy with a focus on teacher labor markets and inequality in education. My dissertation research is a partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in which I study students’ education and career pathways to inform policies to increase the supply and racial diversity of teachers in Massachusetts. My prior work on barriers to racial diversity at exam schools in Boston was featured on WGBH and in The Boston Globe. Outside of my research, I am an avid swimmer and musician.

I am on the AY23-24 job market. Find my CV here, and more of my research here.