Aurelia De La Rosa
Research Associate

De La Rosa Aceves joined MDRC in 2013 as an implementation researcher. Her work has focused primarily on community initiatives aimed at building the capabilities of neighborhoods or community-based organizations to meet the overlapping needs of low- to moderate-income residents. De La Rosa Aceves is the project director for the New York City Change Capital Fund’s Economic Mobility Initiative and related Wage Data study, and she is currently the project manager for the Chicago Community Networks study. De La Rosa Aceves earned her master’s in public administration from the City University of New York-Baruch College School of Public Affairs, where she was selected as a National Urban Fellow and inducted to the Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society. She also holds a master’s degree in sociology from Arizona State University’s School of Social and Family Dynamics, where she researched the delivery of human services to men and women experiencing homelessness in Phoenix. She also earned a BS in sociology with a minor in ethnic studies from Santa Clara University. Before joining MDRC, De La Rosa Aceves was a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Graduate Fellow in Washington, DC, where she supported the efforts of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness to execute a national communications strategy, move forward a congressional-relations strategy, and coordinate a response to homelessness across 19 federal agencies.