Professor Sara Goldrick-Rab teaches sociology of education at Temple University, USA. In more than a dozen experimental, longitudinal, and mixed-methods studies, she has examined the efficacy and distributional implications of financial aid policies, welfare reform, transfer practices, and a range of interventions aimed at increasing college attainment among marginalized populations. Her work has been widely published in journals such as Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Sociology of Education, Review of Educational Research, and Teachers College Record. She co-edited a Harvard Education Press volume, Reinventing Financial Aid: Charting a New Course to College Affordability. Her latest book, Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream (University of Chicago, 2016), is an Amazon best-seller and has been featured on the New York Review of Books and other venues. Professor Goldrick-Rab provides extensive service to local, state, and national communities, working directly with governors and state legislators to craft policies to make college more affordable, collaborating with non-profit organizations seeking to examine the effects of their practices, and providing technical assistance to Congressional staff, think tanks, and membership organizations throughout Washington, DC. She founded the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, a research laboratory that seeks ways to make college more affordable. Her work has been honored by many professional organizations and foundations. In 2013, she was invited to testify before the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. In 2014, she received the Early Career Award from the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and in 2015 she graduated from the William T. Grant Foundation’s five-year-long Faculty Scholars program. In 2016, POLITICO Magazine named her one of the top 50 people shaping American politics. In 2017 she appeared among the 10 most influential scholars in the RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings.