Gilda
Azurdia
Senior Associate

Azurdia currently serves as the lead data manager for the Creating Moves to Opportunity study, which aims to help families overcome barriers to using Housing Choice Vouchers in opportunity neighborhoods in greater Seattle and the King County area; the Paycheck Plus project, which is studying the expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit in New York City for low-income single workers without dependent children; and Generation Work, a systems-change initiative focused on increasing economic opportunity for young adults by supporting demand-driven and positive youth development strategies that prepare them for and connect them to work. Azurdia has also led and coauthored several reports where she was responsible for presenting economic impact findings and other technical results. Azurdia has over 15 years of experience working in most phases of MDRC’s research, including program start-up, implementation analysis, survey design, and impact analysis. She holds a master’s degree in criminal justice.