Tyler Simko
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Hi! I'm Tyler.

I am a PhD Candidate in the Department of Government at Harvard University and a Research Fellow at Harvard University's Program on Education Policy and Governance. I am an affiliate at the Center for American Political Studies and a member of the Algorithm-Assisted Redistricting Methodology (ALARM) Project. I am also a Data Scientist at the Office of Evaluation Sciences, an interdisciplinary team that designs and conducts evaluations of US government programs to help agencies build and use public policy evidence. My research centers on American state and local politics with a particular focus on education and housing policy. I regularly teach in data science and American politics at the undergraduate, graduate, and high school levels.

Before graduate school, I served as the President of the South Amboy Board of Education. I was elected to two terms on the board and served on every committee, including Education & Curriculum, Budget & Finance, and Personnel.

I received a B.A. in Politics and a Certificate in Statistics & Machine Learning from Princeton University. During my time there, I served on the teaching staff for POL245: Visualizing Data, a summer program during which we teach incoming freshman R programming, basic causal inference, and introductory statistics in six weeks (really!).

If you have any questions / comments, here is my e-mail: tylersimko@gmail.com.