Lauren Scarola
Lauren Scarola
Research Associate
K-12 Education

Scarola serves as the resource manager for several of MDRC’s K-12 education projects. In this role, she provides day-to-day support to project managers and directors; develops, maintains, and monitors work plans, expenditures, and budgets; manages project staffing and deployment; and serves as a liaison to consultants, subcontractors, and funding agencies. She also provides operations and implementation support to projects across the policy area. Before joining MDRC, Scarola was employed at New York University’s Department of Applied Psychology, where she served as the project manager for the Latino Family Engagement and Language Development projects and oversaw the implementation and evaluation of an early childhood literacy intervention in schools across New York City. She holds a master’s degree in human development and social intervention and a BS in applied psychology, both from New York University.



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