Tim Shade is an analyst at Watershed Advisors, where he supports an initiative to improve college, career, and military readiness outcomes for students in America’s rural heartland. He believes that race- and class-based disparities in American education are among the country’s most pressing issues, and he hopes to dedicate his career to the pursuit of bold solutions to this persistent problem.
Prior to joining the team at Watershed Advisors, Tim worked as a research assistant at the Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Md. In this role, he supported a randomized liquefied petroleum gas intervention to assess the long-term health consequences of Household Air Pollution for women living in rural Puno, Peru.
Tim holds a B.A. in Political Science and International Studies from Johns Hopkins University. While an undergraduate, he wrote a thesis examining the history of urban education policy in Louisiana. He focused specifically on the political maneuverings undertaken by reformers in the decades before Hurricane Katrina and studied the political and academic consequences of these actions for New Orleans communities of color.