Elc Estrera entered the Public Policy PhD program in Fall 2016. He is interested in education policy research and evaluation at all points along the developmental continuum (i.e., birth through adulthood). Methods of particular interest include quasi-experimental designs for causal inference using observational data. 

Prior to attending UNC, Elc worked at NORC at the University of Chicago. He also served with Teach For America at a traditional public school in post-Katrina New Orleans. He earned an MPP from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, an MA in philosophy from Virginia Tech, and a BA in biology and philosophy from Goucher College.