Smith has over 15 years of experience in managing the acquisition, processing, and analysis of data files with a focus on employment, assistance, and child support data from state agencies, schools, and surveys. Smith is data manager for the Opportunity NYC-Family Rewards and Opportunity NYC-Work Rewards demonstrations and the Social Innovation Fund’s Family Rewards program, all of which link conditional cash transfers to the actions and achievements of low-income families in New York City and Memphis. Smith is also data manager for MDRC’s behavioral research projects, the Behavioral Interventions to Advance Self-Sufficiency (BIAS) project, the BIAS-Next Generation project, and the Behavioral Interventions for Child Support Services project. Previously, he was data manager for the UK Employment Retention and Advancement Project. Smith received a master’s degree in economics from Northwestern University.