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 currently leading technical assistance, operations, and implementation field research tasks for the Job Corps Evidence Building Portfolio Evaluation project, the HUD Rent Reform demonstration, the Stepped and Tiered Rent Demonstration, and the MLT Turn Pro Study. He is also providing technical assistance as part of the SNAP to Skills SNAP E&T Technical Assistance and Best Practices project. He previously led the implementation field research for the Cascades Job Corps College and Career Academy Pilot Evaluation, 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. He also 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.