Chris Yaluma is a research intern at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, who is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in education policy at Ohio State University. He has a Masters’ degree in transformative education with a concentration in leadership, policy, and research from Miami University, OH. Chris graduated with a physics degree from Berea College and spent two years teaching and tutoring high school math and physics in Boston. His research interests include school choice, access and equity issues, teacher accountability, STEM education, and policy mobility. He enjoys playing and watching soccer as well as meeting and learning from people of all cultures.