PRC Graduate Student Trainee — M.A., The University of Texas at Austin
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April is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology and a research trainee at the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on students’ outcomes across schooling transitions from middle school through college, paying particular attention to differences in educational outcomes by race/ethnicity, gender, and the context of the transition.
April's work with Drs. Chandra Muller and Amy Langenkamp examines the effects of high school transfer and the middle school to high school transition on a host of academic and social outcomes.
Her second line of research examines the relationship between local labor markets and students' transitions to college.
April received her bachelor's degree in sociology and American and Southern Studies from Vanderbilt University in 2006. She spent the year before entering graduate school as a field researcher for the National Treatment Center Study at the University of Georgia's Institute for Behavioral Research.