Stephanie Kirmer’s area of expertise is Chicago Public Schools data, particularly as it relates to program evaluation.

She holds a BA in sociology and European studies from the University of Kansas, an MA in sociology from Portland State University, and an MA in social and cultural foundations of education from DePaul University. Prior to joining Urban Labs, Stephanie worked at the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research and at DePaul.

In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering with the Chicago Humanities Festival, learning new data science programming techniques, and traveling.