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April Sutton

PRC Graduate Student Trainee M.A., The University of Texas at Austin

PRC Graduate Student Trainee; PhD Candidate
April Sutton



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. 

April's current research and dissertation focus on the relationship between local labor markets, high school course offerings, and males' and females' educational and early labor market outcomes.

A second line of her research investigates 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. Part of this research was published in Sociology of Education (along with co-authors Chandra Muller and Amy Langenkamp). 

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.

In her spare time, April enjoys live music and the various music festivals Austin hosts, yoga, NPR programs (especially Radiolab!), cooking and finding southern cuisine, the search for unique vintage items, and running around beautiful Town Lake. 

Education and Transition to Adulthood Research Group (ETAG) website

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