Cheryl Ching is a doctoral candidate at the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education. She works with Dr. Estela Bensimon at CUE. Her research interests include improving college access and preparation for low-income and minority students, achieving equitable student outcomes, and fostering organizational change on college campuses. Cheryl was previously a program officer at the Teagle Foundation, where she worked on grant making initiatives that aim to improve student learning at undergraduate American institutions, and to enhance the college preparedness of high school students in New York City’s public schools. She earned an MA in Humanities and Social Thought at New York University and a BA in English from Wellesley College.