Elizabeth Aritonang

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Educational Leadership & Policy

Email: earitonang@utexas.edu
Proudly from Queens, New York, Elizabeth Aritonang is a doctoral student in the Education Policy and Planning Program at The University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests include the politics of K-12 school finance, particularly with the development of equitable formulas and the role of state legislatures in the implementation of school finance reform. Elizabeth is currently a graduate research assistant with the RP3 Network. Additionally, she works with with Dr. Denisa Gándara researching community college cost factors in the US.

Prior to attending UT Austin, Elizabeth worked for the New York State Assembly Ways and Means committee as the Senior Legislative Budget Analyst, working primarily on elementary and secondary education, as well as state public libraries.

Elizabeth obtained a Bachelors in English and Masters in Education Administration and Policy Studies from the State University of New York at Albany. Elizabeth is a product of the Educational Opportunities Program, a college access program serving economic and historically disadvantaged students in New York. While completing her graduate program, she completed a fellowship through the Center for Women in Government and Civil Society. Her fellowship was at the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy, where she worked on research and advocacy impacting children and families living in poverty.