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Jessica Stovall

Doctoral Student

Jessica Stovall is a doctoral student in the Race, Inequality, and Language in Education (RILE) program. She holds a B.S. in Secondary Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a M.S. in Literature from Northwestern University. She has received the Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching grant, the Stanford Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE) Fellowship, and the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship. Her current research explores Black teacher retention through examining how discourses of storytelling and ratification in Black teacher affinity groups reverse Black teacher attrition. At CSET, Jessica supports the Hollyhock Fellowship program and the Hollyhock Research team. Before Stanford, she taught English for 11 years in the Chicagoland area.