SOE Doctoral Candidate Ruirui Sun Awarded AERA and NSF Dissertation Grant

Albany, NY (May 2017) - Ruirui Sun, doctoral candidate in Educational Policy & Leadership, is one of five students nationally to be awarded a highly competitive 2016-17 dissertation grant from the American Educational Research Association and the National Science Foundation.

Her dissertation, College Decisions and Earnings over the Life Cycle: The Effects of Timing, will use the U.S. Department of Labor’s National Longitudinal Survey of Youth to explore the effects of post-school study, work, and life choices on personal earnings.

Sun earned her BS in Economics from Nanjing University of Science & Technology and her MA in Economics of Education and Public Administration from Peking University. In 2014, she was named a David L. Clark Scholar co-sponsored by AERA, UCEA and Sage Publications. Sun works as a research analyst at The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, State University of New York.