Quiroz Becerra is a qualitative researcher who brings her experience conducting ethnographic and action research to her work at MDRC. At MDRC she has been part of the team evaluating the Chicago’s New Communities Program, an innovative community development initiative in 16 neighborhoods in Chicago. She has also been part of a study to assess how microloan programs may alleviate poverty among women, and has contributed to evaluations of conditional cash transfer programs and of workforce-development programs for public housing residents. Victoria completed a PhD 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 conducted research on community-based organizations, migration, domestic violence, and women’s organizing both in the United States and in Latin America.