Research Associate, Youth Development, Criminal Justice, and Employment

Mage specializes in the implementation of programs affecting low-income families. She assesses the feasibility of research, collaborates with providers and partners on program design, and manages the launch and day-to-day details of projects at the local level. Her current work includes site engagement for Procedural Justice Informed Alternatives to Contempt, a project that seeks to improve parents’ engagement with the child support system by increasing their confidence in child support agency processes. Mage has also served as an implementation researcher for several MDRC evaluations of programs focusing on young adults who are neither working nor in school. She holds an MSW from the University of North Carolina School of Social Work.