Dr. Adrienne D. Woods is a postdoctoral research scholar in the Educational Policy Department. She received her Ph.D. in Education and Psychology from the University of Michigan in 2018. She explores the intersections of development and schooling through the use of large-scale longitudinal datasets and advanced quantitative techniques. These sophisticated methodologies are used to examine the unique risk factors and developmental trajectories of children at risk of experiencing educational disparities, including children with disabilities. Dr. Woods' goal is to offer a richer understanding of the experiences of children attending U.S. schools to guide efforts to expand educational and societal opportunities for vulnerable children.