Government Organization


Katherine Jessica Drake Czehut

(Sociology, November 2012)
Thesis Title: The Achievement Gap, Revisited: An Empirical Assessment of What We Can Learn from East Asian Education
Committee: Mary C. Brinton (Chair), Peter V. Marsden, and Jason Beckfield
Initial Placement: Strategic Data Project Fellow, Director of Research and Evaluation, ROADS Charter High Schools, New York, NY
Current Position: Director, New Jersey Department of Education... Read more about Katherine Jessica Drake Czehut


Nicole M. Deterding

(Sociology & Social Policy, May 2015)
Thesis Title: Start, Start Again: The College Pathways of Economically-Vulnerable Mothers
Committee: Mary C. Waters (Co-chair), Mary C. Brinton (Co-chair), and Kathryn Edin (Johns Hopkins University)
Initial Placement: National Poverty Fellow, Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Current Position: Social Science Research Analyst, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services... Read more about Nicole M. Deterding

Jason Gabler

(Sociology, March 2007)
Thesis Title: From Captains Courageous to Captain Underpants: Children's Books as a Cultural Field in the Twentieth Century
Committee: Jason Kaufman (chair), Martin K. Whyte, Maria Tatar (Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures)
Initial Placement: Digital Producer, Minnesota Public Radio, and Writer (fiction and freelance journalism)... Read more about Jason Gabler

Alix Winter

Alix Soffen Winter

(Sociology & Social Policy, November 2019)
Thesis Title: How Social Adversity and Opioid Prescription Intersect with the Criminal Justice System and Recent Mortality in the United States
Committee: Robert J. Sampson (Chair), Jason Beckfield, and Alexandra A. Killewald
Initial Placement: Postdoctoral Research Scholar, the Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics (INCITE), Columbia University
Current Position: Chief Data Scientist, Racial Profiling and Biased Policing Investigations Unit, New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board