Ratledge joined MDRC in 2012. As a research associate in MDRC’s Postsecondary Education policy area, she works closely with community colleges, technical colleges, and open- and broad-access institutions to implement and evaluate programs for low-income students. Her primary areas of focus are developmental (remedial) education and financial aid programs. She has coauthored MDRC reports for several studies in postsecondary education, and she is the project manager for the Detroit Promise Path evaluation and the College Promise Success Initiative. Ratledge holds a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Brown University. For her thesis, she conducted a mixed-methods analysis of the policy diffusion of online voter registration systems across 11 states.