Joyce Guo is a first-year MPP student at the Jackson School of Global Affairs focusing on education policy as a key enabler for reducing social segregation. She is specifically interested in the efficacy of different educational models, funding systems, innovative education, and policies governing the administration and access to education. Before coming to Yale, Joyce spent over three years at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Melbourne and Toronto, providing strategic advice to clients across the public sector, consumer, energy, infrastructure, and financial services industries. While at BCG, she led the Emerging Leaders Program, motivating students from disadvantaged schools in rural areas to dream big and equipping them with the skills to achieve those goals by mapping out career pathways and developing life-after-school skills like CV writing and job interviewing. She is also passionate about gender equality, leading various Women@BCG initiatives to increase open discussion and awareness of the barriers women face in the workplace. Joyce graduated with first-class honors from The University of Melbourne in 2018, majoring in economics and finance. Her honors thesis, "Overriding in teams: The role of beliefs, social image, and gender," was awarded the Kinsman Studentship and has since been published by the Management Science Journal. At Yale, Joyce hopes to continue to learn about international approaches to education policy and the role of behavioral economics and advanced analytics in policymaking.