Cheryl D. Ching is a Postdoctoral Scholar at CUE. Her primary research focus is on how higher education institutions make sense of and enact “equity” within particular organizational and policy contexts. She also studies how the design and implementation of state-level equity policies shape the educational outcomes and experiences of students of color. Cheryl previously served as a program officer at The Teagle Foundation, where she managed a college access initiative for low-income students attending New York City public schools. At Teagle, she also worked on grant-making programs that supported faculty-led projects to improve undergraduate education at four-year institutions. Cheryl received her Ph.D. in Urban Education Policy with an emphasis in higher education at the Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California. She holds a M.A. in humanities and social thought from New York University, and a B.A. in English literature from Wellesley College.