Renée Edwards is a researcher and qualitative team lead for the Education and Employment Research Center. She earned her doctorate in Political Science and Public Policy at Washington State University. She also holds a Masters degree in Comparative Politics and International Relations. Renée specializes in policy implementation assessment and policy evaluation. Her areas of interest are innovation in education and equality policies. She is interested in understanding how policy affects teaching, learning, and educational/career success and how policy impacts (and is impacted by) the social environment around it.