Bridget Terry Long is Academic Dean and Saris Professor of Education and Economics at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her research focuses on college student access and choice and the factors that influence students’ postsecondary and labor market outcomes.  Current projects examine the roles of information and assistance in promoting college savings, preparation, and enrollment. Other work examines the effects of financial aid programs and college interventions on student outcomes.  Long is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), member of the Board of Directors for MDRC, and a research affiliate of Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment (CAPSEE). She is also a member and former Chair of the National Board for Education Sciences (NBES), the Presidentially-appointed advisory panel of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) at the U.S. Department of Education. Long has testified multiple times before U.S. Congressional Committees and been awarded numerous research grants, including major awards from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, and the National Science Foundation (NSF). She has served as an advisor to many organizations, including the College Board, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, American Council on Education, Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, Ohio Board of Regents, and the I Have a Dream Foundation. Long received her Ph.D. from the Harvard University Department of Economics and her A.B. from Princeton University.