Anna J. Egalite is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development at North Carolina State University. Her research focuses on the evaluation of education policies and programs intended to close racial and economic achievement gaps, such as the introduction of market forces into education through school choice and competition. She has examined the competitive impacts of private school voucher programs on public school achievement, how voucher-induced student transfers affect racial stratification in public and private schools, and the effects of being assigned to a teacher of the same race/ethnicity. Egalite’s scholarly articles have appeared in the journals Economics of Education Review, Education and Urban Society, Early Childhood Research Quarterly, and the Peabody Journal of Education, and her research has been featured in a number of mainstream media outlets, including The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Politico, and The Atlantic. She earned a B.Ed. in elementary education and history from St. Patrick's College in Dublin, Ireland and an M.Ed. from the University of Notre Dame's Alliance for Catholic Education. She holds a Ph.D. in education policy from the University of Arkansas and she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard University.