Rachel Rosen
Research Associate, K-12 Education

Rosen joined MDRC in 2014 as a research associate specializing in quantitative research. She co-directs the MDRC Center for Effective Career and Technical Education. She focuses on impact evaluation methods, quasi-experimental study designs, and the management of complex administrative data sets. Currently she is leading the impact analysis of Diplomas Now, a school turnaround program designed to help students remain on track and improve graduation rates through whole-school support. That evaluation is funded through the national Investing in Innovation (i3) program. She is also working on developing a variety of projects related to career and technical education. Her other research interests include issues related to high school reform, high school-to-college transitions, and math and science policy. Before joining MDRC, Rosen was an Institute of Education Sciences postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy. She was also formerly a researcher at WestEd. She holds a PhD in Education Policy and Social Analysis from Teachers College, Columbia University, and master’s degrees from Columbia University and Trinity College in Ireland. Her undergraduate degree is from New York University.