Viktoriya Syrov
Research Associate, Youth Development, Criminal Justice, and Employment

Syrov serves as a resource manager and research associate in the Youth Development, Criminal Justice, and Employment policy area. In this role, she supports project directors and task leaders with project management by developing and maintaining budgets and work plans. She also acts as a liaison to consultants, subcontractors, and funding agencies. Her current projects include Building Evidence on Employment Strategies, Strengthening the Implementation of Responsible Fatherhood Programs, and Fatherhood TIES. Before joining MDRC, Syrov worked as a contract administrator for the Research Foundation of the City University of New York, where she honed her skills in budget monitoring and contract management on a portfolio of more than 100 government-sponsored programs. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Baruch College, City University of New York, and a master’s degree in public administration from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.