Ph.D. Candidate & Moorman-Simon Fellow
University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education
Shared Solutions Partnership
Kirsten Hill is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education were she serves as the project manager for the School District of Philadelphia-Penn Graduate School of Education Shared Solutions effort, an Institute of Education Sciences funded researcher-practitioner partnership. Kirsten has two great passions in life: education and personal development. Her goal post-graduation is to continue working at the intersection of research, policy, and practice; providing teachers and public education advocates with knowledge and tools they can use to empower themselves to play active roles in education policy and school reform, and creating opportunities for diverse groups of stakeholders in education to share experiences and work together to solve problems faced by our education systems. Kirsten's passion for public education has its roots in post-Katrina New Orleans where she successfully launched a university-partnered volunteer reading program at a local public school. Kirsten has continued her volunteer efforts during her time at Penn GSE, spending time as a teaching assistant and literacy instructor at local schools. Her most treasured moments are those spent in the presence of teachers and students.