Andrew Myers is a second-year graduate student in the Department of Sociology. He received his bachelor’s in economics from The Ohio State University in 2019 where he graduated summa cum laude with honors. His research interests include the sociology of education, social stratification, and inequality. His Master’s thesis, titled “Educational Investments, Place, and Academic Achievement” examined long-studied educational investments and their associations with academic achievement in various localities. In the future, he plans to use both quantitative and qualitative methods to understand how social and institutional forces shape individuals’ experiences within educational settings and their outcomes after completing formal education.