Liliana Donchik Belkin

University of Roehampton Scholar Award, University of Roehampton - Educational Policy and Administration

I am currently an educational policy administrator for the New York City Department of Education, supporting an innovative early college and career high school model aimed at increasing access to higher education and careers in science/technological fields for underrepresented students. My background includes teaching for 8 years in public schools in the San Francisco Bay Area which motivated me to pursue my doctorate in educational policy and administration at New York University. My research focuses on policies and practises that impact educational access for formerly incarcerated youth and market-based reform efforts in the US and UK, specifically how educational policy is shaped and implemented and its impact(s) on vulnerable youth.  

While at the University of Roehampton, I will pursue research on comparative market-based reform efforts in education and criminal justice policy in the US and UK. I will also have opportunities to teach courses on the similarities and differences of educational policy reform in both countries.  

In my free time, I have an exhaustive list of London sites to visit. I hope to learn the many neighbourhoods and my way around by foot, tube, and bus. I also hope to visit as many of the city’s greenspaces and landmarks as I can manage!