Soung brings a strong commitment to improving educational opportunities and meeting the needs of underrepresented students to her work on examining teaching and learning in urban schools. Her research interests focus on school accountability, organizational learning, and the role of educational policy on teachers’ work. More recently, Soung’s work has centered on learner variability and Universal Design for Learning, as well as supporting inter-district collaboration and its impact on teacher and student learning. Soung began her educational career as a special education teacher. Her teaching experiences have fundamentally shaped her belief that access to high-quality education is a moral imperative. Soung earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Maryland, a M.A. in Special Education from the George Washington University, and a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley with a concentration in human development and education.