Research Associate, Youth Development, Criminal Justice, and Employment Policy Area

Cummings is a data manager and statistical programmer in MDRC’s Youth Development, Criminal Justice, and Employment policy area. Her work focuses on evaluations of programs that serve disadvantaged young adults, noncustodial parents, and people with substantial barriers to employment. Her current projects include the Subsidized and Transitional Employment Demonstration and the Procedural Justice-Informed Alternatives to Contempt demonstration. Cummings manages the acquisition, processing, and analysis of quantitative data; develops analysis plans and survey instruments; conducts impact and implementation analyses; and coauthors reports. Before joining MDRC in 2014, Cummings worked in international development, workforce development, and nonprofit program evaluation. She holds a master’s degree in public administration from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.