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Caitlin Ahearn

Caitlin Ahearn




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My New Project

Dr. Semmelweis and the Importance of Handwashing

My New Course

Introduction to R

Quantitative detective, uncovering the truth hidden in the depths of data.

My Work

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Introduction to the Tidyverse


Introduction to R


Intermediate R

DataCamp Course Completion

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My Work Experience

Where I've interned and worked during my career.

Stanford University | Sep 2023 - Present

Postdoctoral Research Fellow


University of California, Los Angeles | Sep 2016 - Sep 2023

Doctoral Candidate


Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University | Jun 2013 - Sep 2016

Research Study Coordinator(James Rosenbaum)

•Helped the team win two major grant awards, each allowing 2-3 years of full time data collection and analysis, Spencer Foundation and the Milgrom Foundation •Write and edit academic papers, reports, talks, and PowerPoints of different lengths for varying audiences, including acceptances to academic journals •Master various large public data sets, including the Educational Longitudinal Study and the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth as well as clean and use smaller datasets collected by the research team •Use both descriptive and complex statistical analyses to study educational and labor market outcomes and create graphical representation of findings using excel and Stata for publication •Develop interview protocols then conduct, transcribe, and code completed interviews •Supervise and instruct work study student projects; assist with the hiring process •Moved multiple projects through various Internal Review Boards
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America Reads, Family Focus | Sep 2009 - Jun 2013

Mentor, Tutor

Tutor, mentor, and develop meaningful relationships with underserved and minority youth grades 2-5 in an afterschool program Gain experience in teaching and classroom management assisting children with their homework Developed program with team of 3 tutors to expand the cultural knowledge of students

Institute for Policy Research | Jul 2012 - Mar 2013

Research Assistant (David Figlio)

Collaborate with the director of the program and another research assistant on extensive quantitative data work in Stata Complete quantitative work, including complex variable creation and regression analysis for various research projects, including one utilizing 10 years of Florida birth and school data Create accessible and comprehensible tables to summarize our findings

Chicago Public Schools Office of School Improvement | Mar 2012 - Jun 2012


Conducted extensive research on high school programs for the office’s schools Completed school and intervention forms and edited grant writing for 8 School Improvement Grants, 6 of which were eventually accepted; attended multiple school meetings regarding the project Attended Performance Management (PM) meetings and revised PM guide to reflect updated policies Wrote 20 page research paper on practices and effectiveness of OSI based on months of observation

My Education

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Doctor of Philosophy - PhD, SociologyUCLA | 2023
Bachelor of Science and Education, Social PolicyNorthwestern University | 2013
International Education of Students- Paris | 2011

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