- School of Education
PhD Student Alberto Guzman-Alvarez Receives National Dissertation Fellowship
Alberto Guzman-Alvarez, a PhD student in Learning Sciences and Policy at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education, has received a 2021 Dissertation Fellowship from the National Academy of Education and the Spencer Foundation (NAEd Spencer).
Providing $27,500 in funding support, NAEd Spencer dissertation fellowships support emerging scholars who are undertaking new research that is relevant to the improvement of education. Thirty-five fellowships were awarded this year, following a competitive review of applications.
“I am incredibly humbled to receive the fellowship and am very lucky to have been chosen,” says Guzman-Alvarez. “I am excited to get the time and space to be part of the fellowship and to have that time to devote to my dissertation.”
In his work, Guzman-Alvarez seeks to use data as a tool for social justice. He explores education policies and interventions, particularly as they relate to college access for historically marginalized students.