Elc Estrera entered the Public Policy PhD program in Fall 2016. He is interested in program evaluation within the context of education policy. Prior to attending UNC, Elc worked at NORC at the University of Chicago, in the Academic Research Centers. He also taught through Teach For America at a traditional public school in the Upper Ninth Ward of post-Katrina New Orleans. He earned an MPP from The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, an MA from Virginia Tech, and a BA from Goucher College.