Tala Ali-Hasan is a second-year undergraduate student majoring in public policy and comparative human development at the University of Chicago. She is currently a member of the REACH project at the UChicago Consortium, where she manages and codes teacher interviews. Before working at the UChicago Consortium, she worked at the Thirty Million Words Project as an observational coder for the longitudinal study on child literacy and tutored middle school kids for Maroon Tutor Match. She is currently a marketing and public relations chair for the UChicago chapter of Camp Kesem, a summer camp that provides support for children whose parents have been affected by cancer. She is also passionate about education policy and going to work as a policy research intern at Advance Illinois.