Adiam Tesfaselassie is the Mariam K Chamberlain Fellow for 2018-2019 at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. Adiam works on projects related to the status of women in the states, women and wealth accumulation, and future of work, examining how these topics intersect with racial and economic disparities.
Adiam’s prior research focused on the experiences of first-generation students in comparison to continuing generation students at Colorado State University. She independently analyzed the overall engagement of first-generation students using the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) data. Adiam also served as a research assistant on a Ph.D. dissertation that examines the relationship between a student’s networks and their academic performance, retention rate, and overall college experience throughout the years.
Adiam received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.