Rae Walker
Research Analyst, Postsecondary Education

Walker is a resource management analyst in MDRC’s Postsecondary Education policy area. They help manage several projects aimed at improving academic achievement and completion for low-income community college students, including Scaling up College Completion Efforts for Student Success (SUCCESS) and the Replication of CUNY’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP). Prior to joining MDRC, Walker worked with the ACLU’s National Security Project and as a special assistant to the Director of the Center for Democracy. Walker previously held roles with the Legal Aid Society, the Center for Court Innovation, and the Vera Institute of Justice’s Center on Sentencing and Corrections as an Arthur Liman Summer Fellow. They graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Barnard College of Columbia University in political science and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies.