Fellowship Placement: Teach For America
Education: Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, College of Education; Ed.M., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, College of Education; B.A., University of California Irvine
Current Position: Research Assistant, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Montrischa Williams became an Education Pioneer Fellow in order to merge theory and practice in education policy. Montrischa is currently pursuing her PhD in Education Policy and Organizational Leadership at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. Prior to her graduate studies, Montrischa attended the University of California Irvine where she served as an assistant to the Program Coordinator for the School of Social Sciences, organizing outreach/recruitment efforts for the Pi Gamma Mu academic honor society. She currently serves as a research assistant on a National Science Foundation project that examines the enrollment, persistence, and retention of underrepresented students in STEM. She is specifically interested in college access and retention in postsecondary institutions. Montrischa Williams earned her Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Education from the University of California Irvine.