Our Team

 
 
Co-Directors
 
Ariel Kalil, Ph.D.
Co-Director
Susan E. Mayer, Ph.D.
Co-Director
Research Staff
 
Michelle Michelini, MPP
Associate Director of Research & Strategy
Paula Rusca, MPH
Associate Director of Research & Operations 
Shannon Gedo, MPP
Project Manager
Ana Arellano Jimenez
Project Manager
Diana Ahmad
Research Coordinator
Doctoral Researchers
 
William Delgado, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Rohen Shah
Ph.D. Student, Harris School of Public Policy
Eliana Polimeni
Ph.D. Student, Kellogg School of Management
Sebastián Gallegos, Ph.D.
Academic Collaborator

Alumni Spotlight

Join us as we sit down with former students to learn what drives them, what they learned at the BIP Lab, and where they are now.

Abby Eskenazi
Brian Louie
Eliana Polimeni
Luis E. Gonzales-Carrasco

Join Our Team

 

Student Research Assistants

 

 

 

 

Doctoral Students

 

 

 

 

Career 

 

 

 

Student Research Assistant Opportunities

Undergraduate and graduate students interested in working with the BIP Lab can assist in a variety of ways. For example, our student help collect data at local research sites, audit data, and contribute to the preparation of research materials and presentations. This role provides students with a valuable opportunity to gain experience in field research and data collection. To learn about any opportunities that may be available and to express interest in assisting with the BIP Lab’s projects, please complete and submit the RA Application Form.

Doctoral Student Opportunities

PhD students are integral to research design, data analysis, and dissemination of the results of the BIP Lab’s work. Doctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, and research staff collaborate with professors and co-directors Kalil and Mayer to design and implement the research, and prepare manuscripts and reports for peer review.
Please email Professor Ariel Kalil, Co-Director of the BIP Lab at akalil@uchicago.edu to discuss joining our doctoral or postdoctoral team.

Career Opportunities

A team of talented professional research staff is central to conducting our research.

Open positions are listed below. We welcome your application and if we do not have openings listed, we hope you continue to check back.

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Promoting Early Math Skills

 

 

Understanding Low-Income Families’ Experience with COVID-19