Bryan Beverly is a Research Assistant with Michigan State University's College of Education, Office of K-12 Outreach. He is a 2nd year student in the Educational Policy program. Prior to returning to MSU, Bryan served as an education consultant for school districts and alternative education systems assisting in the development, implementation, and assessment of education initiatives. His professional experiences include work with the Lansing School District; KRA Corporation; the President's Council of State Universities, Michigan; the Michigan Association of Counties; MSU GEAR-UP; and the State of Michigan−Office of the Governor (Granholm). Bryan is a lifelong Lansing resident and holds a BA in Sociology from Olivet College and a MA in Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education Administration from Michigan State University. He takes pride in the quality of education he received and is passionate about providing similar impactful experiences with students in today’s urban schools. This guides his research interests: urban education, governance and policy formation, and access. Bryan is actively engaged in his community, currently serving on the Lansing Housing Commission and the Greater Lansing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission.