Kennan Cepa

Research Interests: 

Higher education, transition to adulthood, work and occupations, social stratification


Kennan Cepa is a graduate student in sociology studying the transition to adulthood and how education contributes to stratification in the United States. Her current work examines how students' methods of financing college, specifically their reliance on college loans, may reproduce inequality. Kennan's past work includes research on how community college occupational programs prepare students for the labor market and whether implementing the Common Core improves students' college-readiness. Prior to attending the University of Pennsylvania, Kennan worked for American Institutes for Research's (AIR) Center for the Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), Northwestern University's Institute for Policy Research, and Chicago Public Schools. She earned her B.A. in History at the University of Chicago.

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