Diego Quezada
Operations Analyst, Youth Development, Criminal Justice, and Employment

Quezada is an operations analyst in MDRC’s Youth Development, Criminal Justice, and Employment policy area. He works on the Strengthening Implementation of Responsible Fatherhood Programs (SIRF) and the Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood (HMRF) Training and Technical Assistance projects.

Quezada responsibilities include providing technical assistance to two program sites participating in the SIRF project and facilitating peer community meetings for practitioners and local evaluators working on fatherhood programs. He co-wrote the practitioner-focused issue brief, “What Strategies Can Programs Use to Help More Dads Participate in Fatherhood Services?”

Prior to joining MDRC in July 2021, Quezada graduated with an MSW from the Columbia School of Social Work (CSSW). While there, he completed his field placements at the Vera Institute of Justice and the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development. Before attending CSSW, Quezada worked as a program associate for Prosperity Now. He graduated from Duke University with a bachelor’s degree in public policy studies.