Spenser Gwozdzik is a 4th year doctoral student at the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, a fellow in the Institute of Education Sciences Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training program, and a doctoral fellow at the NYU Furman Center. His research mentors are advisor Leanna Stiefel and Ingrid Gould Ellen. He is interested in the ways that education and housing policy interact in the urban environment with a particular focus on the educational outcomes of students living in subsidized housing. He has an AB in Public Policy from Duke University and an AM in Urban Education Policy from Brown University. Prior to attending NYU, he spent three years working as a research associate with the Tennessee State Board of Education, where he primarily assisted on teacher preparation policy and related issues.