Roman Michael Gregory Larson

"Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do." -Jobs

My name is Roman Larson. I'm a student at Stanford University studying Public Policy with a concentration in education. I love American politics.



My complete resume can be found below. Want to know more about what I've done? Just click the blue links for more information.


Stanford University Graduate School of Education, Stanford, CA 

Master of Arts in Education Policy, Organization, & Leadership Studies
Sept 2014 - June 2015

  • Capstone: analyzed leadership and provided recommendations for a large, highly successful high school in southeastern United States, focusing on organizational learning and improving a high performing culture
  • Coursework: organizational leadership and behavior, decision making, teaching and learning, strategic management

Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Master of Public Policy (MPP) in Education Policy.
Sept 2013 - June 2015

  • Practicum Capstone: reviewed California’s alternative education system by analyzing statewide data gathered through a unique comprehensive survey
  • Coursework: advanced applied statistics, education economics, organizational theory

Bachelor of Arts (with honors and distinction) in Public Policy, concentration in Education Reform.
Sept 2011 - June 2014

  • Honors Thesis, recipient of the Nathan Rosenberg Award for an Exceptional Honors Thesis: “What Can Massachusetts Teach Washington D.C.? Explaining Variation in Student Achievement Across the United States”
  • Coursework: micro- & macro-economics, econometrics, economic policy analysis, education policy, politics


Product Strategy & Operations Analyst, Cengage Learning, San Francisco, CA
May 2017 - present

Product Data Quality Analyst, Goldman Sachs, Salt Lake City, UT
July 2016 - May 2017

Project Manager, National Assessment Services, Pearson, Iowa City, IA
July 2015 - July 2016

  • Pearson Leadership Development Program Associate
    • Among 1.3% of ~1500 applicants selected to participate in the Pearson Leadership Development Program (PLDP)
    • Organized professional development opportunities for Associates in the PLDP; led seminars on "mindset"
  • North America Diversity & Inclusion Advocate
    • Developed an app focused on suicide prevention and anti-bullying for LGBT students
    • Promoted diversity & inclusion at Pearson's Iowa Campuses by organizing inclusive events and liasing with Employee Resource Groups and the global Diversity & Inclusion team
  • Briefed business leaders on changes to federal education policy relevant to assessments
  • Coordinated strategic planning for $300 million business unit; edited program plans & drafted final strategic plan
  • Analyzed financials to develop data reports about the business unit’s historical and current performance
  • Developed market analyses to determine future business opportunities for individual market segments

Assistant Scoutmaster, Boy Scouts of America Bay-Lakes Council, Cedarburg, WI
Oct 2011 - present

  • Member of Bay Lakes Council 2013 and 2017 National Scout Jamboree Contingent Leadership Team
  • Recruit scouts for the Jamboree contingent and help plan trip details for over 200 Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts

Statistics and Graduate Writing Tutor, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Sept 2007 - June 2013

  • Achieved 90% satisfaction rates with tutored students at the Hume Writing Center
  • Employed tested tutoring methods, personalizing and catering the tutoring experience for each individual
  • Tutored students with disabilities in statistics and economics

Founder and President, Dimensions Learning Inc., Mequon, WI
Sept 2007 - June 2013

  • Established three distinct educational support services in Southeastern Wisconsin including after-school tutoring programs for middle schools, summer school programs for high school students, and private in-home tutoring for students of all ages
  • Over 2000 students have been involved in Dimensions Learning programs, growing from an initial participation of 20 students in fall of 2007
  • 500 high school students have volunteered over 13,000 tutoring hours
  • Managed the development of effective programming with superintendents, principals, teachers, parents, students, and other education professionals

Course Development Assistant, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Sept 2012 - Dec 2014

  • Assisted computer science professor David Dill design course plan and syllabus for CS76N: Elections and Technology, a freshman introductory seminar course
  • Mentored students in development of analytical course writing and presentations, providing feedback on content, mechanics and presentation techniques
  • Organized course activities for students such as movie nights and dinner events with the professor

Policy and Advocacy Intern, Success Academy Charter Schools, New York City, NY
June 2014 - Aug 2014

  • Researched and wrote detailed policy briefs about proposed legislative updates to NY state charter law
  • Analyzed New York City and State data, focusing on space utilization, colocation practices & student achievement

CNC Machine Operator, Diamond Precision Products (Saelens Corporation), Milwaukee, WI
June 2012 - Aug 2012

  • Loaded feed mechanism of standard CNC machinery to produce finished parts
  • Verified quality of production by measuring every fifteenth part
  • Documented production completions to ensure smooth transitions between shifts
  • Achieved management-designated efficiency goals over 90% of all operations

Student Representative, RuffaloCODY at Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Oct 2011 - May 2012

  • Reached out to alumni and parents of current students of Stanford University to fundraise for the School of Education Fund and the Stanford Fund
  • Raised approximately $125.00 per hour, totaling over $23,000 in a 6-month period
  • Developed communication and interpersonal skills working on a team of 80 student callers raising over $2.5 million for Stanford University


Research Assistant, Stanford University Department of Public Policy, Stanford, CA
June 2013 - Sept 2013

  • Collect and compile data for Eric Hanushek, Senior Fellow at Hoover Institution
  • Current project: explore the relationship between recent changes in state policy regarding teachers union contracts and student educational outcomes

Research Assistant, Center for Education Policy Analysis at Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Feb 2013 - Sept 2013

  • Working under the mentorship of Professor Thomas Dee on education policy projects
  • Current project: analyze changes in state laws to code a dataset on all fifty states indicating when a particular state implemented special education policy mandated by IDEA 2004
  • Past project: organized and clarified Common Core data provided by  Kentucky’s Continuous Instructional Improvement Technology System

Research Assistant, Stanford University Department of Sociology, Stanford, CA
Feb 2013 - June 2013

  • Ran experiments for the Center for Social Research testing what factors bound low-status members to groups
  • Programmed online survey experiments and developed working knowledge of Qualtrics survey software

Other Work

Major Grant ($6000) awarded by Stanford University, Spring 2013

  • Research topic: How do political advertisements influence the perceptions of government corruption and levels of trust in government amongst citizens? Research will include a unique second-by-second coding approach to determining levels of negativity in advertisements, work at an advertising archive in Oklahoma, and expansion of an already written 61 page paper.

“Inherent, Contextual, and Consumer Bias in Political Photography,” Spring 2013

  • A 49 page quantitative research paper that explores how viewers of political photography perceive and contribute to bias of political photography.


Volunteer and Intern Coordinator, Sally Lieber for State Senate, Palo Alto, CA
Sept 2012 - Nov 2012

  • Managed 20-25 volunteers, organizing phone banking and precinct walking
  • Deployed campaigning technologies: Impact Dialing, NGPVAN, and Electionear
  • Organized 122,591 robocalls and 16,121 live-person phone calls to potential voters
  • Responsible for managing campaign office in Palo Alto for outreach efforts in senate district 13

Candidate for Mequon-Thiensville Board of Education, Mequon, WI
Dec 2011 - Mar 2012

  • Developed online outreach resources to disseminate information and connect with voters
  • Managed fundraising efforts, door-to-door campaigning, calling residents, and responding to daily email
  • Participated in televised public debates and forums with other candidates


Languages: French (proficient), Mandarin Chinese (beginner)
Technical: Microsoft Office, STATA, working knowledge of R, Adobe products, Tableau


  • Nathan Rosenberg Award for An Exceptional Honors Thesis
  • Success Academies Beyond Z Award
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • President’s Call to Service Award & President’s Volunteer Service Award Gold Level
  • Rotary Club’s Service Above Self Award
  • Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award
  • AXA Achievement Award
  • Eagle Scout


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