Matt Giani is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Interim Director of the Texas Behavioral Science and Policy Institute (https://txbspi.prc.utexas.edu/) at the University of Texas at Austin. His research examines how policies, programs, and interventions promote social mobility or reinforce social stratification in K12 and higher education, with a focus on strategies that can promote college access and success of low-income students. His methodological expertise is quantitative methods, including experimental and quasi-experimental techniques used to support causal inference in educational research and educational measurement. His research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Educational Policy, Research in Higher Education, Review of Higher Education, and The Journal of Higher Education, among other outlets. Dr. Giani has extensive experience using both national and statewide longitudinal data systems in his research.