Prior to joining CSCCE in 2018, Sean conducted research at the intersection of community development and education policy, focusing on facilities financing for early childhood education and K-12 public schools, as well as housing segregation and access to educational opportunity. As a researcher at the Center for Cities + Schools, he led a workforce study of Berkeley Unified School District staff to understand their housing needs and inform a potential housing assistance plan for district employees. That research led to an interest in improving outcomes for children by focusing on policies that affect the educator workforce – and led him to CSCCE, where he now works on the California ECE Workforce Study. Sean holds a Master of City Planning degree from the University of California, Berkeley.