Gloriela Iguina-Colón
Gloriela
Iguina-Colón
Research Assistant, Economic Mobility, Housing, and Communities

Iguina-Colón works in MDRC’s Economic Mobility, Housing, and Communities (EMHC) policy area. In this role, she has supported and evaluated several projects within community development, public housing, and workforce development, including the Purpose Built Communities evaluation, the MyGoals for Employment Success program, the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (SNAP) Education and Training program evaluation, and Career and Technical Education (CTE) programming in community colleges. She is energized by the conviction that evaluation and public policy can and should address systemic inequities. Motivated by this principle, she is MDRC’S Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Advocacy Council (JEDI AC) Co-Chair–working to increase communication across the organization and develop initiatives to foster a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization where all employees feel valued. Prior to working at MDRC, she engaged in a range of public policy and research experiences at the federal, state, and local levels: as a Congressional intern, an immigration legal clerk, and a social policy researcher. She is passionate about applying her skills and interest for connecting people, thinking critically and holistically about problems, and developing equity- and human-centered solutions. She completed her bachelor’s degree at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan.