Sommo is a Senior Associate in MDRC’s Young Adults and Postsecondary Education policy area. She is skilled in strategic planning, project management, and data management. Sommo currently serves as the project director for the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) Demonstration and was part of the MDRC team that evaluated the City University of New York (CUNY) ASAP model. She also directs MDRC’s College Promise Success Initiative and previously directed the Performance Based Scholarship Demonstration. Sommo has extensive experience with higher education school records and survey data, and has managed data collection and analysis activities for over a decade. She has coauthored several MDRC reports and holds an MS in education.