Mage specializes in the implementation of programs affecting low-income families. She assesses the feasibility of research, collaborates with providers, and partners on program design, and manages the launch and day-to-day details of projects at the local level. She is currently the project manager for Building Evidence on Employment Strategies for Low-Income Families. She has also served as an implementation researcher for several MDRC evaluations of programs focusing on opportunity youth and parents involved with the child support system. She holds a master’s in social work from the University of North Carolina School of Social Work.