Debbie Kim is a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University. Her research interests are at the intersection of education policy and institutional theory. Using an institutional theory lens, she studies the ways macro-level processes take form at the micro-level. Currently, she is studying the ways ideas such as equity or accountability become packaged in policy, disseminated via policy messages, and shape practices at the local level. Debbie received her Ph.D. in Human Development and Social Policy from Northwestern University.