Emily Saras

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Emily Daina Šaras is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at Florida State University and the Student Outcomes Analyst in the Office of Institutional Research at Florida State University. Her research program centers on disparities in academic and career outcomes in the higher education context across lines of race, gender, and class. Her dissertation research focuses on the college and career aspirations and attainment of underrepresented minority students in STEM fields and the efficacy, using institutional and national-level data. Her other current research projects use institutional data to examine the impact of university-wide interventions, such first-term supervised extracurricular engagement, campaigns to increase course load, and high-impact practice engagement on the persistence, graduation, and post-graduation career achievement, focusing on disparities by race and socioeconomic status. Emily is a graduate of Wellesley College (BA) and Central European University (MA). Her research has been supported by the Goldman Grant from the Harvard University Davis Center, the Fulbright Program, Fulbright-Hays and Smith-Mundt grants from the US Department of State. Her current research is supported by the National Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

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