Siobhan Greatorex-Voith

GreatorexVoithSiobhan is a first-year Ph.D. student in Sociology within the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.  After graduating from Stanford University with honors with degrees in Symbolic Systems (BS) and Comparative  Studies in Race & Ethnicity (BA), Siobhan spent five years working in the higher education research and nonprofit sectors in the San Francisco Bay Area to expand the educational opportunities of low-income students nationally.  At Stanford University, Siobhan developed the pilot program of the First Gen Program, a community center for first-generation college and low-income students. She also worked at the Quest Scholars Program, a nonprofit organization which aims to match high-achieving low-income students with elite colleges, where she worked to establish on-campus programs for existing scholars and acted as a mentor and admissions reader as part of the broader Quest program.  At the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, she served as the Project Manager for the Expanding College Opportunities project, where she developed interventions to increase college access and persistence among high-achieving, low-income students.  Siobhan’s interests still lie in expanding educational opportunities among traditionally underrepresented communities, and she hopes to conduct research that informs public policy. In her free time, Siobhan volunteers as a college admissions consultant for low-income students.