Jálynn Castleman-Smith
Report and Proposal Production Manager, Family Well-Being and Children’s Development

Castleman-Smith works in a cross-functional project management role, serving as a project manager on reports and proposals for various policy areas. She also works in the Family Well-Being and Children’s Development policy area, serving as the report production manager and contributing to various projects, including the Expanding Children’s Early Learning Network. In addition to her project management work, Castleman-Smith has extensive experience in direct service and education nonprofit management. Immediately prior to joining MDRC, she served as the senior manager for community partnerships and outreach at Girls Who Code. In this role, she developed and implemented outreach strategies and organizational systems to drive national program expansion. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Pomona College and a master’s degree in public administration from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.