Erin W. Bibo is a third-year doctoral student in the Education Policy and Leadership Program at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research interests focus on how students' middle-school experiences influence their college choices, parental influence on college choice, and low-income and first-generation student populations. Currently, Bibo is writing her dissertation on what middle schools and parents can do to promote low-income students' academic readiness for college. Prior to enrolling at Maryland, she worked as Assistant Director of Degree Programs for Student Affairs at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Bibo serves as a tutor at Washington Jesuit Academy, a middle school for low-income boys, and as an education policy intern for the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP Committee).
She earned a master's degree in education policy and management at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education and a bachelor's degree in political science from Stonehill College.