Kia Sorensen, Ph.D. is an Academic Policy Specialist in the Office of Academic Policy and Authorization at the Oregon Higher Education Coordination Commission (HECC), where she leads work on postsecondary transfer and articulation, as well as math education reform. Prior to her work at the HECC, as a research analyst, Kia helped lead the redesign of the Oregon Department of Education school and district “At-A-Glance” statewide report cards. Kia also has a background in research and teaching. Her research focuses on the intersection of education, policy, and family and has been published in Research in Higher Education, The Future of Children, and Early Childhood Research Quarterly. Kia received her B.A. in sociology and interdisciplinary visual arts from the University of Washington and an M.S. and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.