Holly Kosiewicz earned a Bachelor’s degree in Government and Spanish from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master’s degree in Sustainable International Development from Brandeis University. Before entering USC, she worked for two years for the Research Center at Editorial Projects in Education, home of Education Week. She has also worked with GRADE, a research institute in Lima, Peru, and CEDE at the University of Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia, where she evaluated education and development projects implemented by USAID, the World Bank, and the governments of both countries. Currently, Holly is a research assistant for Dr. Tatiana Melguizo. Her interests center on issues that relate with college access, persistence, and retention and specifically focus on low-income and minority students living in the U.S. and abroad.