McDonough is a data manager who has worked on several projects at MDRC: Supporting Healthy Marriage (SHM) is an evaluation of marriage education programs targeting low-income, racially and ethnically diverse married couples; Head Start CARES (Classroom-based Approaches and Resources for Emotion and Social skill promotion) is a national evaluation of three evidence-based strategies to improve the social and emotional development of children in Head Start; the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation (MIHOPE) aims to build knowledge about the effectiveness of the new federally funded Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home-Visiting Program (MIECHV) in improving outcomes for at-risk children and families. Her data management work involves data collection, security, cleaning, processing, and analysis. McDonough has a B.A. in French and a B.S. in Applied Science from Centenary College of Louisiana, and she has a Master’s of Public Health in Global Maternal and Child Health from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.