PhD Fellow

Lily Steyer

2022 AND 2023 PHD FELLOW

Stanford Profile

2023 Summer Fellow

Department: Graduate School of Education


Preventing exclusionary discipline: The U.S. public education system suffers from racial disparities in exclusionary discipline such as suspensions and expulsions. Lily will work in partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District to evaluate Shoestrings, a preschool program designed to prevent exclusionary discipline among students of color and disrupt the preschool-to-prison pipeline.



2022 Summer Fellow

Department: Graduate School of Education

Gentrification Lab ("G" Lab)


Increasing access to equitable educational opportunities: It has been widely documented that households of higher socioeconomic status (SES) prefer homes outside of lower income neighborhoods, in part because of the belief that lower income neighborhoods are served by lower quality schools. However, the expansion of various forms of school choice, which allow children to attend school outside their neighborhoods, have raised important, unanswered questions about the unintended consequences of these policies for residential sorting patterns, especially in historically disinvested neighborhoods. In partnership with San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) we are exploring how low-income, historically disinvested neighborhoods change when school choice policies sever the link between children's neighborhoods of residence and the schools they attend.