Emily Marano
Research Associate, MDRC Center for Applied Behavioral Science

Emily Marano works in MDRC’s Center for Applied Behavioral Science (CABS), where she provides operational and implementation support for studies designed to improve outcomes for low-income populations using behavioral science. She specializes in identifying behavioral challenges faced by individuals and families, designing solutions to address those challenges, and training people in behavioral science. She has contributed to projects such as Behavioral Interventions to Advance Self-Sufficiency – Next Generation (BIAS-NG), Finish Line: Graduation by Design, and Building Evidence on Employment Strategies for Low-Income Families (BEES). She holds an BA in economics and psychology from Columbia University and a JD from Boston College Law School.