Ulili Emore

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Educational Leadership & Policy

M.Ed. in Higher Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2019
B.A. in Sociology, Certificates in African American Studies and Gender & Sexuality Studies, Princeton University, 2013

Email: ulili.emore@austin.utexas.edu
Office: MAI
Ulili Emore is an east coast native, hailing from South Jersey, and a doctoral student in the Program in Higher Education Leadership (PHEL) at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on the racial disparities in student loan debt at the graduate-school level and its impact on the socioeconomic futures of Black students. Additionally, she is interested in understanding how increased credentialization within the labor market contributes to the debt crisis for Black students and whether Black students see a true return on investment (e.g., salary gains, upward professional mobility, etc.) for their graduate degrees in relation to the financial risk of increased debt accumulation.

In addition to being a doctoral student, Ulili works full-time at the University of Texas at Austin as a Program Manager in the Contextualization & Commemoration Initiatives (CCI) unit within the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost (EVPP). In this role, she is responsible for the project management and coordination of the Sweatt v. Painter Gallery and Entry at T.S. Painter Hall and the Precursors We are Texas East Mall commemorative projects. These projects serve as a scholarly public history endeavor to recognize, acknowledge, and understand UT's past, while honoring the Black men and women whose legacy paved the way for a more inclusive UT.