PhD Candidate in Government at Harvard University
Personal Website
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Melissa Sands is a Ph.D. candidate in Government at Harvard University
and a graduate affiliate of the Institute for Quantitative Social
Science.  Prior to attending Harvard she earned an M.P.A. from
Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and a
B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She specializes in
causal inference, field experiments, spatial/geographic analysis, and
"civic tech" data sources from cities such as Boston and New York
City. Her research examines the consequences of context on political
and civic behavior. Please visit her personal website
( to learn more about her research.