Charlotte O'Herron

Charlotte O'Herron

Doctoral Student in Sociology & Social Policy
Charlotte O'Herron

Research Interests: Gender and racial inequality, work and labor markets, family, intersectionality, qualitative methods, quantitative methods, computational methods

Charlotte O’Herron is a Doctoral Student in Sociology & Social Policy. Her research interests include gender and racial inequalities in work and labor markets and work-family intersections.

Before starting her Ph.D., Charlotte received a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School in 2021. Her award-winning master’s project used mixed methods to research the challenges facing women “solopreneurs” in Boston during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her project ultimately advised the Boston Mayor’s Office of Small Business Development on policies to include marginalized solopreneurs, such as home-based childcare providers, in the city’s economic recovery efforts.

Charlotte also worked for several years as a Research Analyst at MDRC. There, she conducted quantitative and qualitative research for a large randomized control trial of a parenting and economic stability program for fathers. She received her B.A. from Middlebury College.

Previous Degrees:
BA in Environmental Economics, Middlebury College, 2014
Master in Public Policy, Concentration in Social and Urban Policy, Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government, 2021

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