Research Analyst

Bickerton serves as a research analyst and resource manager in the Youth Development, Criminal Justice, and Employment policy area. She supports project management and site operations for the Building Bridges and Bonds (B3) project, which tests three innovative components for responsible fatherhood programs, and is leading the cost-analysis component of the evaluation. She also supports technical assistance and implementation research on other employment and criminal justice projects. As a resource manager on multiple projects, she works with project directors and task leaders on day-to-day project management, developing and monitoring work plans, contracts, and budgets. She also serves as a liaison to funding agencies, subcontractors, and other external partners. Before joining MDRC, Bickerton cofounded and served as director of operations and development for Drive Change, a nationally recognized social enterprise that trains and employs young adults returning home from jail or prison. She earned an MS in nonprofit management from the New School’s Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy and holds a BA in government from Hamilton College. Before graduate school, she led fundraising and development initiatives for K-12 schools.