Chloe Latham Sikes, M.A.

Chloe is a doctoral student in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy in the Educational Policy & Planning program at The University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests include the intersections of immigration and educational policy, theories on citizenship and the purpose of education, school-university-community partnerships, education advocacy coalitions, activist research methods, and critical policy analysis.

Before returning to school, Chloe worked for four years in high school college readiness programs as an AmeriCorps member and in university admissions and recruitment. She holds a B.A. in Anthropology and Global Development Studies from Grinnell College and completed a Master of Arts in Cultural Studies in Education at UT-Austin in 2016. During both the 2015 and 2017 state legislative sessions, Chloe had the opportunity to work as a lobbyist and legislative intern with educational advocacy groups advancing equity in education policy across both K-12 and higher education contexts. At UT, Chloe has worked in the Longhorn Center for Community Engagement as a graduate research assistant to develop service-learning programs, cultivate community partner relationships, and conduct community-based research. She has additionally worked on faculty-led research teams focusing on federal grants to community schools, and to examine ways to measure and assess school leaders’ understandings of community equity.

Issues-based scholarship