Marguerite Roza, Ph.D., is a Research Professor at Georgetown University and Director of the Edunomics Lab, a research center focused on exploring and modeling education finance policy and practice. She also leads the McCourt School of Public Policy's Certificate in Education Finance, which equips participants with practical skills in strategic fiscal management, policy analysis, and leadership. Dr. Roza's research focuses on quantitative policy analysis, particularly in the area of education finance. Recent research traces the effects of fiscal policies at the federal, state, and district levels for their implications on resources at school and classroom levels. Her calculations of dollar implications and cost equivalent tradeoffs have prompted changes in education finance policy at all levels of the education system. She led the Finance and Productivity Initiative at CRPE and the Schools in Crisis Rapid Response Paper Series, and served as Senior Economic Advisor to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.