Quiroz-Becerra is currently involved in three projects at MDRC. She is part of the qualitative research team for the evaluation of the Chicago New Communities Program, an innovative community development initiative in 16 neighborhoods in Chicago. She is also working on a microlending study to assess how these programs may contribute to alleviate poverty. Finally, she is part of the implementation research team investigating a conditional cash transfer program, Family Rewards. Victoria completed her Ph.D. in political science at the New School for Social Research. For her dissertation, she conducted ethnographic work to understand how undocumented migrants engage in the civic life of their places of residence. Before coming to MDRC, she was conducted research on community-based organizations, migration, domestic violence, and women’s organizing both in the United States and in Latin America.