Bridgette Davis is currently a PhD student, Point Foundation Scholar, and Institute of Educational Sciences Pre-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration.  Prior to earning her master's degree in social service administration, Davisworked in charter and traditional public schools in Atlanta and Chicago for eleven years.  She taught both middle school and high school, served as a Dean of Instruction for the Noble Network of Charter Schools, worked as a program director for both Teach For America and One Goal, and managed a school-based college counseling team aimed at attaching high school graduates to four-year college and other meaningful post-secondary opportunities.  Davis's experiences in supporting students from underserved communities during the onset of adolescence through their transitions to adulthood informs her research interests. Her research interests include urban education, transitions to adulthood, homelessness, post-secondary education organizations, community colleges, and policy advocacy in the education sector.  Davis plans to study the emerging field of diverse organizations seeking to attach "disconnected" or "opportunity" youth to school and/or work.

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