Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj
Assistant Professor and Director, Center for College Readiness

P-12, Higher Ed

  • Access
  • Applications
  • College readiness
  • Educational pathways
  • English language learners
  • Hispanic students
  • Low-income students
  • Parent involvement
  • School choice

Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj is an assistant professor in the department of education leadership, management, and policy and co-director of the Center for College Readiness at Seton Hall University. Her research focuses on Latino immigrant-origin families’ experiences negotiating education systems with an emphasis on school choice and points of educational transition. Sattin-Bajaj’s work has appeared in a variety of academic journals and popular media outlets, including the Peabody Journal of Education, Journal of School Choice, American Journal of Education, The Huffington Post and NPR. Her book on high school choice in New York City, “Unaccompanied Minors: Immigrant Youth, School Choice, and the Pursuit of Equity,” was published in 2014. She is co-editor of “Matching Students to Post-Secondary Opportunities: Expanding College Choice, Access and Quality.” Sattin-Bajaj earned a doctorate and master’s degree in international education from New York University and a bachelor’s in public policy from Duke University. Prior to earning her doctorate, she worked on secondary school reform at the New York City Department of Education.