Louisa
Treskon
Research Associate, Youth Development, Criminal Justice, and Employment Policy Area

Treskon primarily serves as an implementation and cost researcher for MDRC’s evaluations of programs serving populations with barriers to employment, particularly young adults who are not working or in school. Among her primary responsibilities are designing implementation research projects and data-collection instruments, managing project teams, and designing cost analyses. Her current work includes evaluations of Annie E. Casey’s Learn and Earn to Achieve Potential (LEAP), the Procedural Justice-Informed Alternatives to Contempt (PJAC) project, and the Strengthening the Link into College and Careers project. Past projects include the PACE Center for Girls, the Children’s Institute, Inc., and YouthBuild. Treskon holds an MA in international affairs from The George Washington University and an MS in applied social research from Hunter College. Before working at MDRC, Treskon worked in program development for several nonprofit organizations serving low-income populations.