Menbere Shiferaw is a 3rd year doctoral student and a fellow at NYU’s Pre-doctoral Interdisciplinary research Training Program. She works as a Graduate Assistant at the Institute for Education and Social Policy. Her research interests lie at the intersection of labor and education economics, including topics such as the skill wage premia. She is also particularly interested in topics related to the educational and labor market outcomes of immigrant families. She also has done work with disabilities. Prior to joining NYU she was a research assistant and labor market analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s research department and Center for Human Capital Studies. Menbere holds an MA in economics from Syracuse University.