Emily Germain serves as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Learning Policy Institute, working primarily with LPI’s Deeper Learning team. Her time as a teacher in traditional public and charter schools in New York City, rural Kansas, and Austin shaped her commitment to influencing policy and practice in service of greater equity in education. Through qualitative and multimethod approaches, she has studied the implications of urban education reforms for historically marginalized communities, the relationship between schools and communities, and how policy and politics shape both the labor markets and practice of education leaders and teachers.
Before joining LPI, Germain was a postdoctoral researcher at Michigan State University, where she served as qualitative lead on a multi-university team examining equity and access in school choice policies.
Germain holds a Ph.D. in Education Leadership and Policy from the University of Texas at Austin. She received an M.A.T. from Teachers College and a B.A. in American Studies from Barnard College.