Soung joined the Gardner Center in 2019 and currently serves as a Senior Research Associate. In this role, she leads and participates in research-practice partnerships that focus on teaching and learning in schools. She is responsible for developing and maintaining collaborative working relationships with partners and conducting all aspects of the research process. Soung appreciates the opportunity to work on problems of practice in collaboration with partners who are committed to the learning and development of historically underserved youth. Prior to joining the Gardner Center, Soung worked in the Schwab Learning Center at Stanford and the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education. Soung holds a PhD in Human Development and Education from the University of California, Berkeley, an MA in Special Education and Human Development from George Washington University, and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Maryland.