Rebekah O'Donoghue
Research Associate, Postsecondary Education

O’Donoghue is a data manager in MDRC’s Young Adults and Postsecondary Education policy area. Her projects currently include three randomized controlled trials: the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) Ohio Demonstration, which seeks to determine whether City University of New York (CUNY) ASAP can be successfully replicated in Ohio; Detroit Promise Path, which adds student support services to the Detroit Promise scholarship program; and Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success (iPASS), which provides technology tools and integrated data to college students and advisers. Across these projects, she supports colleges in using quantitative data to provide the services students need to be successful. Before joining MDRC in 2016, O’Donoghue worked in mental health and homelessness services. She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Bryn Mawr College and a master’s degree from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.