Rashida
Welbeck
Research Associate

Welbeck’s work at MDRC over the last nine years has spanned research site development, research operations, project management, and implementation data collection and analysis for projects in both K-12 and postsecondary education. She is currently the project manager and leads research operations for the evaluation of the University System of Georgia’s African-American Male Initiative at five open and broad-access institutions. This project is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute for Education Sciences and is part of the College Completion Network. Welbeck also provides operational support to the Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness’s “Evaluation of Alternative Placement Systems and Student Outcomes,” and has recently also worked on the Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation-funded Multiple Measures Assessment Scan. While at MDRC, she earned a master’s degree in urban policy and management from The New School with a concentration in social policy. Before joining MDRC, Welbeck earned her bachelor’s degree at Georgetown University in international politics.