Research Analyst

Ratledge joined MDRC in 2012. As a research analyst in MDRC’s Young Adults and Postsecondary Education policy area, she works closely with community colleges, technical colleges, and open- and broad-access institutions to implement and evaluate programs. Her primary areas of focus are developmental (remedial) education and financial aid programs. She has coauthored reports for several projects, including the evaluation of CUNY’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP), which offers comprehensive services to help community college students with developmental needs graduate more quickly, and for the ASAP Ohio Demonstration under way in three community colleges. Ratledge holds a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Brown University. For her thesis, she conducted a mixed-methods analysis of the policy diffusion of online voter registration systems across 11 states.