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Amy Proger

Amy Proger, Ph.D., is a researcher with REL Midwest at the American Institutes for Research. In addition to serving as the alliance lead for the REL Midwest College and Career Success Research Alliance, Amy works on several research and technical assistance projects with REL Midwest. She is leading an effort to help states improve their ability to predict students’ college success by identify key predictors missing for their longitudinal data systems. She also works with a team that is assessing the impact of a college and career readiness program implemented in rural schools in Minnesota. Before joining AIR, Amy was a program officer at the Spencer Foundation, where she established a funding program to support the development of research–practice partnerships. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and received her training as a research assistant with the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research, where her research focused on Chicago Public Schools graduates’ experiences during the transition from high school to postsecondary education.