Associate Director of External Affairs, Development and External Affairs
Therese is the Associate Director of External Affairs. She leads and develops organizationwide strategies for external affairs activities, including outreach to Congress, federal agencies, state policymakers, advocacy organizations, and think tanks. Before joining MDRC, she worked as an adviser to the Committee on Education and Labor in the House of Representatives, where she specialized in retirement and health care policy, and as a fiscal policy analyst for the Office of Management and Budget. She also worked overseas as a senior research fellow with the Center for Health Policy and Management at the National University of Singapore. Therese holds a Ph.D. from Harvard in Sociology, an M.P.P. from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and a B.A. in mathematics from Wellesley.