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Jared Colston

Jared Colston is a Project Assistant at the CCWT and second year Ph.D. student in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is passionate about studying equity in access to higher education and how education plays a role in economic and social mobility, as well as how overall educational attainment impacts workforce and economic development and public welfare. His research focuses on state-level policies surrounding “brain drain” and the geography of opportunity. At the Center, Jared works on the mixed methods College Internship Study on the quantitative team.