Rebecca Hinze-Pifer is an Affiliated Researcher at the UChicago Consortium and an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign. Her research agenda focuses on understanding school-based structures and practices that support adolescent academic and social-emotional development among students living in high-violence contexts. Her current projects include a mixed methods longitudinal study of the impacts of community violence on students and schools (in collaboration with researchers at the UChicago Consortium), as well as two impact evaluations of school-based social-emotional programs and a project examining the rhetorical and political elements of school-based police officer programs. A prior collaboration with Consortium researchers examined the impacts of reforms to Chicago school discipline practices on CPS students. Before graduate school, Rebecca was a science teacher for seven years.