Menbere Shiferaw is a 4th year doctoral student at NYU Wagner and a Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training (PIRT) Fellow. She works as a Research Assistant at the Institute for Education and Social Policy. Her research aims to inform policy and practice to better serve special populations, in particular immigrant students and students with disabilities. She is broadly interested in understanding and promoting the educational and labor market outcomes of these students. Prior to joining NYU she was a research assistant and labor market analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta research department and Center for Human Capital Studies. Menbere holds an MA in economics from Syracuse University.