Keith Olejniczak
Research Associate, Economic Mobility, Housing, and Communities

Since joining MDRC in December 2010, Olejniczak has led and supported the design, planning, and execution of implementation field research and technical assistance efforts supporting program operations and evaluations. He has worked on a range of employment, education and training, housing, and asset building projects. He is the operations and the implementation lead for the Cascades Job Corps College and Career Academy Pilot Evaluation and is also supporting field work on the Job Corps Evidence Building Portfolio Evaluation project. He is also currently providing technical assistance as part of the SNAP to Skills SNAP E&T Technical Assistance and Best Practices project, and conducting field research and providing technical assistance to housing authorities participating in the HUD Rent Reform demonstration, which alters the rent rules in the Housing Choice Voucher Program. He provided technical assistance and conducted field research for the SNAP Employment and Training Evaluation and provided technical assistance as an operations liaison for the MyGoals for Employment Success project, an innovative coaching program to help recipients of federal housing subsidies advance toward greater self-sufficiency. Previously he made significant technical assistance and field research contributions to the WorkAdvance program evaluation, the WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs Gold Standard Evaluation, and the SaveUSA evaluation. Olejniczak holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Montana.