Elizabeth Aritonang

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Educational Leadership & Policy

Email: earitonang@utexas.edu
Elizabeth Aritonang is a doctoral student in the Education Policy and Planning Program at The University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests include education finance, school climate, state level education policies and governance. Proudly from Queens, New York, she obtained a BA in English and MS in Education Administration and Policy Studies from SUNY 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.

Prior to attending UT Austin, she 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 libraries. Elizabeth is currently working as a Graduate Research Assistant at the Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk.