External Affairs Associate, Development and External Affairs

Beal supports MDRC’s external affairs activities, including outreach to state and local policymakers and practitioners, Congress, federal agencies, advocacy organizations, and think tanks. She also serves on the implementation team for MDRC’s study of YouthForce NOLA, a career pathways initiative in New Orleans high schools. Before joining MDRC, Beal worked at Single Stop USA, a nonprofit organization that provides access to a holistic set of services to low-income families. Beal holds an MPA in public and nonprofit management and policy from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and a BA in urban studies from NYU’s College of Arts and Science.