Lewy, who came to MDRC in 2020, works primarily on projects related to higher education and the criminal justice system. In higher education, she evaluates green jobs training programs and programs meant to improve labor market outcomes for students with developmental education needs. Her criminal justice research focuses on pretrial justice reform. Lewy works across policy areas at MDRC and leads an organization-wide effort to engage people with lived experience to advise MDRC research. Prior to joining MDRC, she worked as an editorial assistant and freelance editor. She graduated from the University of Vermont with a bachelor’s degree in community development and applied economics.