Thomas Torre Gibney partners with school districts, states, educators, and other stakeholders to study the effects of educational policies and programs. Thomas’s work focuses on interventions intended to improve equitable access to educational opportunities and reduce inequalities across the P-20 continuum, with a special focus on identifying equitable strategies for promoting college and career readiness in high school settings, including career and technical education programs. His research combines rigorous quantitative analytic approaches with qualitative methodologies to understand implementation variation and stakeholder perceptions. Prior to joining WestEd, Thomas designed and implemented CTE policy for the Division of College, Career, and Technical Education at the Tennessee Department of Education. There, he managed a multiyear process to revise the state’s CTE standards, leading the department’s research to align programs of study with postsecondary pathways and regional labor market needs.