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