Research Associate

Castro-Cosio is currently involved in three projects at MDRC: She serves as project manager and qualitative researcher for a study evaluating the long-term impacts of a microlending program for women in U.S. cities. She also works with the team on Behavioral Interventions to Advance Self-Sufficiency (BIAS) Next Generation, helping to design and test the effect of behavioral interventions to improve social services across different counties, as well as on a project to advise on the evaluation of an initiative to bring community health workers to low-income communities in New York City. Castro-Cosio holds an MSc in development management from the London School of Economics and a PhD in public and urban policy, with a focus on financial inclusion and sustainable development, from the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy at the New School.