Dorota Rizik
Research Analyst, Postsecondary Education

As a technical research analyst for MDRC, Rizik helps colleges and universities use data to provide student services efficiently and successfully. Her projects include several randomized controlled trials: Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success, which provides technology tools and data that help support students; Dana Center Mathematics Pathways (DCMP), which aims to allow community college students to complete relevant, credit-bearing, and transferable mathematics courses in one academic year; and Encouraging Additional Summer Enrollment (EASE), which uses behavioral insights and a financial incentive to boost summer enrollment rates. Rizik is also the data manager for the long-term follow-up study of the DCMP project, and for Multiple Measures Assessment, which evaluates placement programs that use multiple measures to improve course placements. Before joining MDRC in 2019, Rizik worked in developmental psychology research, focusing on child development in populations with low incomes. She also worked as a statistical consultant, helping with complex power analyses and machine-learning projects. She holds a BS in education and social policy with a concentration in psychology from Northwestern University, and a master’s in applied statistics from New York University.