Melissa Wavelet
Senior Fellow, Postsecondary Education

Wavelet joined MDRC as a senior fellow in 2019 from the Colorado Department of Human Services, where she was the director of the Office of Performance and Strategic Outcomes. Before that, she was in executive roles in Wisconsin and New York City governments. She is working on the TANF Data Innovation Initiative and Scaling Up Community College Efforts for Student Success. She is the author of A Practitioner’s Framework for Measuring Results: Using “C-Stat” at the Colorado Department of Human Services. She earned a BA in political science and Spanish from Marquette University in 1990, and an MA in public management from the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at New York University in 1997.