Aurelia De La Rosa
Research Associate

De La Rosa Aceves joined MDRC in 2013 as an implementation researcher. She is currently the project manager and qualitative task leader for the Chicago’s New Communities Program, which investigates how community organizations work together to improve local conditions in several Chicago neighborhoods. She is also the lead implementation researcher for the New York City Change Capital Fund’s Economic Mobility Initiative, and coauthored the final report on the second generation of the Jobs-Plus program. De La Rosa Aceves earned her Master’s in Public Administration from the City University of New York-Baruch College School of Public Affairs, where she was selected as a National Urban Fellow and inducted to the Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society. She also holds a master’s degree in sociology from Arizona State University’s School of Social and Family Dynamics, and a BS in sociology with a minor in ethnic studies from Santa Clara University. Before joining MDRC, De La Rosa Aceves was a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Graduate Fellow in Washington, DC, where she supported the efforts of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness to execute a national communications strategy and a congressional relations strategy, and to coordinate a response to homelessness across 19 federal agencies.