Abby Quirk is a research associate for K-12 Education at American Progress. Prior to this role, she worked as a research coordinator at the University of Pennsylvania studying the psychology of self-control and motivation in high school students. In addition, Quirk helped to connect innovative schools with leading scientists through the Character Lab Research Network. She previously completed a junior fellowship with the National Center for Education Statistics and American Institutes for Research.

Quirk graduated magna cum laude from Hamilton College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and education. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in education policy from the University of Pennsylvania. Quirk is originally from Oakland, California.

By Abby Quirk
Strikes Driving Change in States With Lowest-Paid TeachersCenter for American ProgressApril 16, 2019