Alanna Bjorklund-Young is a Senior Research and Policy Analyst at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy and an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Education. Her research uses methodology from economics to study topics in education. She is especially interested in the impact of education policy on student outcomes. Alanna has written several papers that investigate the impact of teaching skills on student academic and non-academic outcomes. One of her current research projects focuses on the impact of graduation requirements on students’ long-term outcomes. She previously taught first and second grades as a New York City Teaching Fellow in the South Bronx, a charter school in Brooklyn, and an international private school in Mexico City. She holds a PhD in Economics from Johns Hopkins University.