Research Analyst, Youth Development, Criminal Justice, and Employment

At MDRC, Brennan’s research focuses on programs for disadvantaged young people, individuals involved with the criminal justice system, and other populations with barriers to employment. In her role as a research analyst, she specializes in the implementation of large-scale studies in collaboration with researchers, policymakers, and practitioners, and conducts qualitative research. Since joining MDRC, Brennan has primarily worked on the Building Bridges and Bonds evaluation — a federally funded study that aims to build evidence about promising approaches to improve outcomes for low-income fathers and their children. Brennan joined MDRC after graduating from Oberlin College with a BA and is pursuing an MPA in public and nonprofit policy and management from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.