Welbeck’s work at MDRC for over 11 years has spanned project management, research operations, implementation research, and program development and 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 Study. This project is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute for Education Sciences and is part of the College Completion Network. Welbeck also provides operational support to the Ascendium-funded Multiple Measures Assessment Project and the TextEd Project. While at MDRC, she earned a master’s degree in urban policy 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.