Lily Fesler is a doctoral candidate in economics of education at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. Her research focuses on inequality in access to higher education, and how students’ postsecondary choices are influenced by information about the college application process, personal preferences, and various programs and policies. With the John Gardner Center, she has been using machine learning to improve an early warning indicator system, and quasi-experimental methods to evaluate the effectiveness of the system. Lily is a NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellow, an Institute of Education Sciences Fellow, and a Stanford Graduate Fellow in Science and Engineering. She received her MA in economics at Stanford and her BA in economics from Wesleyan University.