Research Associate, Youth Development, Criminal Justice, and Employment

Bickerton manages and implements large-scale projects that aim to improve the outcomes of vulnerable families and individuals involved in the justice system.  She leads operations for the Los Angeles County Reentry Integrated Services Project and serves as a project and resource manager for two federal evaluations: Strengthening Implementation of Responsible Fatherhood Programs and Building Bridges and Bonds.

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.