Christine Mulhern is an Associate Economist at RAND Corporation. Her research focuses on labor, public economics, and the economics of education, and public economics. In particular, she studies how students and workers navigate education and labor market pathways, including how social networks, school resources, job characteristics and technology influence these choices. She has studied the effects of school counselors, siblings, and personalized guidance technology on educational attainment and inequality in the use of educational resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is also working on research related to children's health. Her research has been published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Labor Economics, and Journal of Public Economics, featured in media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, and funded by NIH, IES, and several foundations. Mulhern received her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2020. She lives in the Bay Area and works in RAND's Santa Monica office.