Lena Novak
Lena Novak
Research Analyst
Postsecondary Education

Novak is a research analyst in MDRC’s Postsecondary Education policy area, where she works on interventions to enhance college completion funding, multiple measures assessments, and coaching support to university students. Prior to joining MDRC, Novak was an educator in Dallas, Texas, and Macuelizo, Honduras, where she supported students’ bilingual literacy skills. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in international educational development and a bachelor’s degree from Lewis & Clark College in sociology and anthropology. 



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