Dalporto is a qualitative researcher and operations specialist, supporting education projects that span MDRC’s K-12 Education, Postsecondary Education, and Economic Mobility policy areas. She currently manages a large-scale evaluation of tutoring and personalized learning interventions and is the principal investigator for the New World of Work study, an examination of a 21st-century skills program funded by the US Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences.
Recent work includes leading the selection of high schools for CTE Advise, an impact study of online career advising platforms; providing operations support to Indiana colleges for an impact study of SUCCESS, an academic coaching intervention for community colleges students; and offering technical assistance to the MyGoals program, which delivers employment coaching informed by behavioral psychology.
Previously, Dalporto led qualitative research and provided rapid formative feedback for CareerWise Colorado, a three-year youth apprenticeship program; she provided technical assistance, conducted qualitative research, and co-authored the report for the WorkAdvance program, a career advancement demonstration of a sector-focused skills training model; and she interviewed students and staff of Project Rise, an internship program for young adults attending high school equivalency classes.
Dalporto holds a BA from Oberlin College and an MA in education from Hunter College. Before joining MDRC, Dalporto was a Fulbright grantee in Argentina and taught high school English in New York City public schools.