Thea Dowrich is a PhD student in the Economics and Education program at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research explores the impact of educational interventions on labor market outcomes for formerly incarcerated individuals. Prior to joining TC, she was an associate consultant at Mastercard Data & Services, where she designed and analyzed business experiments for financial services institutions and retail clients. While in college, she worked at StepUp Durham supporting employment readiness training and wrote a thesis evaluating North Carolina’s local reentry councils. Dowrich holds a BA in public policy from Duke University.