Agustina Laurito is a 3rd year doctoral student, and is a Fellow at NYU's Pre-doctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training Program (NYU-PIRT). Agustina works as Graduate Assistant at the Institute for Education and Social Policy (IESP) where she explores how students' non-school environments, and their neighborhoods and communities in particular, affect their academic and non-academic outcomes. She is also interested in immigration, and urban policy. Agustina is originally from Argentina, and she holds a Master in Public Policy from Duke University where she focused on global policy issues. After graduating in 2011, she stayed at Duke working as a research assistant using North Carolina educational data.