Welbeck’s work at MDRC for over 12 years has spanned project management, implementation research, and program development technical assistance for projects in both K-12 and postsecondary education. She is currently the project director and leads research operations for the Men of Color College Achievement Project. This project is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute for Education Sciences and the W.T. Grant Foundation and is part of the College Completion Network. Welbeck also leads the Achieving the Dream Institutional Change Study funded by the ECMC Foundation. While at MDRC, she earned a master’s degree in urban policy analysis and management from The New School’s Milano School of Policy, Management and Environment with a concentration in social policy. Before joining MDRC, Welbeck earned her bachelor’s degree at Georgetown University in international politics.