Michah Rothbart is a fourth year PhD student at NYU Wagner. He is a fellow in NYU's Institute for Education Sciences Pre-doctoral Interdisciplinary Education Research Training (IES-PIRT) program and works in NYU's Institute of Education and Social Policy (IESP). Michah's research interests lie in education finance and policy. Before entering the program, Michah served as the Director of Research and Evaluation at the Office of Postsecondary Readiness in the N.Y.C. Department of Education and before that as an Oak Ridge Fellow in the U.S. Department of Commerce: Economic Development Administration. Michah Rothbart received his B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations and Master of Public Administration from Cornell University.