Andrew Zou

As a Research Analyst, Andrew supports the work of Consortium researchers as they design and implement studies. He also contributes to the organization’s capacity to conduct highly rigorous quantitative research on the Chicago Public Schools. Andrew currently works on expanding the five essential supports to early childhood education and evaluating the trauma responsive educational practices program in Chicago. Andrew’s past experiences include working as an intern at Advance Illinois, an education policy advocacy organization, researching teacher shortage in Illinois. There, he also had the opportunity to attend congressional hearings and contact lawmakers to support the approval of the state’s education budget. In addition, Andrew has interned at Russell Investments, conducting competitive analyses on different types of defined contribution plans. He also enjoys working with children, having taught middle school students debate in the Hyde Park and Woodlawn neighborhoods through Debate it Forward.

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