CREO Graduate Student
Kenya Lee is a first-year graduate student in Sociology and a graduate affiliate with the Center for Research on Educational Opportunity (CREO) and Program for Interdisciplinary Education Research (ND PIER). She received a B.A. in Public Policy with minors in Education and African American and Diaspora studies from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At The University of North Carolina, Kenya worked as a research assistant in the Black Health Lab, Early Learning Network Lab, and authored an education policy thesis examining the impact of high-stakes testing on alternative school enrollment. Prior to joining the graduate program at Notre Dame, she served as a college adviser through Americorps/The College Advising Corps in rural Northeastern North Carolina where she assisted low-income, first generation, and underrepresented students in navigating the college admissions, financial aid, and scholarship application processes. Her current research interests include tracking and educational stratification, race and school segregation, and the outcomes and unintended consequences of education reform.