Research Analyst

Vasquez joined MDRC’s Postsecondary Education policy area in 2017. She works closely with community colleges and open- and broad-access institutions to implement and evaluate student success programs. She currently provides technical assistance to College Promise programs through MDRC’s College Promise Success Initiative, hosting training events, designing tools, and disseminating best practices to help programs implement evidence-based student support services. Her primary areas of focus are financial aid programs and applied behavioral science strategies in higher education. Before joining MDRC, Vasquez was a senior innovation strategist at Commonwealth, where she designed and tested innovative solutions to promote the financial stability of low- and middle-income Americans. She holds a BA in financial economics from Columbia University.