Leila Schochet is the research and advocacy manager for Early Childhood Policy at American Progress. Prior to joining American Progress, Schochet conducted senior research around staff retention and wellness in child care centers in Addison County, Vermont. She also interned at the Institute for Educational Leadership, where her work focused on communicating the importance of family and community engagement in education.

Schochet is originally from Princeton, New Jersey. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Middlebury College.