Swarts joined MDRC in 2019 and works with colleagues from all policy areas to prepare reports for the Publications Department. He also edits and writes for the In Practice blog, which offers lessons from MDRC’s work with social services and education practitioners and policymakers. An award-winning business journalist, Swarts spent many years working as an editor and writer in New York, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Berlin for such publications as The Wall Street Journal and Smart Money.com. He also worked as a public relations and marketing executive. He has a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Reed College.