Research Analyst

Olejniczak assists with study design, works closely with program staff members to provide program and evaluation support, creates tools for monitoring program and study implementation, and plans and conducts field research. Current projects include MyGoals for Employment Success, a new program intended to help recipients of federal housing subsidies who are not employed find work, build careers, and advance toward greater self-sufficiency; the Cascades Job Corps College and Career Academy (CCCA) Pilot Evaluation, which seeks to improve outcomes for young people (16 to 21 years old) who participate in Job Corps — a long-standing program for disadvantaged young people; the Rent Reform demonstration for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which alters the rent rules in the Housing Choice Voucher Program to allow families to keep more of their earnings; and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment and Training Evaluation, which assesses the extent to which various types of services help food stamp recipients improve their economic outcomes. Before joining MDRC, Olejniczak was an intern for the U.S. Senate Office of Max Baucus and worked for the U.S. Census Bureau. Olejniczak holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Montana.