Rachael Metz
Research Assistant, Economic Mobility, Housing, and Communities

Metz works in MDRC’s Economic Mobility, Housing, and Communities policy area as well as the Center for Applied Behavioral Science (CABS). She contributes to the operations, implementation, management, and analysis phases of the TechHire, Paycheck Plus, Understanding Poverty, and MIHOPE projects. Her work includes providing technical assistance, conducting interviews with program staff and study participants, leading workshops, and coding and analyzing qualitative data. For the CABS team, she supports the diagnosis, design, and implementation of behavioral interventions, including BIAS-NG and the Applied Behavioral Coalition.

Prior to joining MDRC in 2017, Metz taught English as a second language in Santiago, Chile, then worked with a public health nonprofit in Philadelphia to implement and evaluate a trauma-informed, financial self-empowerment program designed to improve health, well-being, and economic security. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and science in society from Wesleyan University.