Kate Donohue is a Research Analyst in the Department of Education at Brown University where she works with Professor John Papay studying teacher evaluation and the measurement of test score growth rates. She started working as a student researcher with Dr. Papay while pursuing her Master’s in Urban Education Policy from Brown. Additionally, she serves as a research assistant to a postdoctoral fellow at Annenberg, researching the preferences of substitute teachers. Her own research interests include district reform policies, teacher hiring practices, and the human capital pipeline. Prior to her current role, she worked with the Dallas Independent School District where she designed processes to improve the talent strategy of the district to attract, recruit, and retain high quality teachers. Kate previously taught middle school social studies as a Teach for America Corps Member in rural North Carolina. She graduated from Boston College with a BA in Political Science.