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Julie Margetta Morgan, JD, PhD Biography

Education Counsel for US Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-NJ)
Pro to the question "Is a College Education Worth It?"

“Plenty of evidence suggests that, on average, a college degree is worth it. College graduates make an average of 84 percent more over the course of a lifetime than those who only attend high school. The unemployment rate for young college grads is under 5 percent, compared to more than 13 percent for young people with only a high school diploma. And a recent Brookings Institution paper showed that the return on a college investment is more than that on almost any alternative, including stocks, bonds, gold, or the housing market.”

“College Is a Safe Bet,, Nov. 17, 2011

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Individuals with JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the study of higher education. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the study of higher education.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Education Counsel, US Senator Elizabeth Warren(D-NJ), 2013-present
  • Director of Postsecondary Access and Success, Center for American Progress, Nov. 2012-Feb. 2013
  • Associate Director for Postsecondary Education, Center for American Progress, May 2010-Nov. 2012
  • Teaching Fellow/Adjunct Professor, Boston College, Sep. 2008-May 2010
  • PhD, Higher Education, Boston College, 2006-2010
  • JD, Boston College Law School, 2006
  • BA, Philosophy, The College of William and Mary, 2003
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