Scrivener has over two decades of experience evaluating education and social programs for individuals with low incomes. She currently focuses on directing projects and doing research on how programs are implemented. She is leading the implementation research for the multisite Building Evidence on Employment Strategies (BEES) project. She served as MDRC’s lead implementation researcher in an evaluation of CUNY Start, a program at City University of New York (CUNY) community colleges that provides intensive instruction in reading, writing, and math for students with significant developmental needs. She also directed MDRC’s original evaluation of CUNY’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs, a comprehensive effort to help students graduate with associate’s degrees relatively quickly. Scrivener has authored more than 25 published reports and papers. She received a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Minnesota.