Alex worked on important research for EPI, producing a policy brief, "Increasing Economic Diversity at a Flagship University." Baum also worked with EPI on the evaluation of Michigan’s third grade reading law and Michigan comprehensive literacy grant evaluation. During the summer between his two years at the Ford School, he worked in the executive office for Governor Whitmer, reporting to the education policy advisor to the Governor.
“My experience at EPI has directly prepared me for the role at Mathematica. In fact, collaborating with a Mathematica researcher on an EPI project is what ultimately led me to apply for the job! I’m deeply grateful to the EPI team for the support and opportunities they have afforded me, and for the doors EPI has opened for my career,” he says.