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Jalilevand, Meg

Meg has a Bachelor's degee in Industrial and Operations Engineering and a Master's degree in Secondary Education with a teaching certificate in math and economics, both from the University of Michigan. After earning her Master's, she taught Algebra at a charter school in Detroit, where she was challenged by the constant lack of resources and the overwhelming needs of her students. She began to be interested in the public funding of charter schools as well as math achievement and the plight of students in Detroit. Teaching at a community college gave her further experience with remedial math learners and the impact of poverty on acheivement. She is pleased to be part of the IES Economics of Education specialization within the Educational Policy doctoral program at Michigan State, where she hopes to use her engineering and analytical skills to explore more deeply the problems of equity in education.