Naureen Kheraj

Naureen is a Research Analyst at the UChicago Consortium. Naureen works closely with senior researchers as they design and implement studies. Naureen's research interests include studying the experiences of racial minorities and students with disabilities in schools. Naureen previously worked as a fellow at Neighborhood Charter Schools, a small network of independent charter schools in New York City. There, Naureen closely collaborated with the Executive Director and the Chief Operating Officer to standardize operations, analyze student data, and implement new programs across the organization. Naureen has also previously worked as a research assistant at the UChicago Consortium, as a policy intern at Chicago Public Schools' Office of Social and Emotional Learning, and as a teaching assistant at Wadsworth Elementary School in Chicago. Naureen is a first-generation American, and her interest in education stems from the experiences that her parents and many of her family members had at schools in the U.S. and in Pakistan. Naureen is firmly committed to ensuring that all students have access to a quality public education regardless of their race, socioeconomic status, gender, or disability. In her free time, Naureen enjoys reading, baking, and rooting for the Houston Rockets, her hometown team.

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