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Samantha Viano

Samantha Viano is a doctoral student in the K-12 Leadership, Policy, and Organizational studies program in Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. Samantha previously earned a Master of Science in Education degree from Northwestern University and a BS in math with a minor in education from Haverford College. Prior to her doctoral studies, Samantha taught high school math in Chicago Public Schools and was an education reporter intern at the Philadelphia Public School Notebook. Samantha studies potentially high leverage school policies, like improving school safety and school climate, that improve long term outcomes for students, particularly from traditionally underserved communities.