Research Associate

Anzelone works in MDRC’s Center for Applied Behavioral Science, where she currently serves as project director of the Behavioral Interventions to Advance Self-Sufficiency (BIAS) Capstone and the Encouraging Additional Summer Enrollment (EASE) projects. She has experience designing behavioral interventions, solving operational challenges when implementing experiments in real-world contexts, and conducting workshops and training sessions about behavioral insights. Anzelone has worked with a variety of human services staff to implement and test behavioral strategies through her work in BIAS and the Behavioral Interventions for Child Support Services (BICS) project, for which she leads a study in Georgia. She is currently designing behavioral interventions for two higher education projects: The first will use “nudges” to increase enrollment in college. The project will be conducted in federally sponsored Educational Opportunity Centers, which provide counseling and information to low-income adults, most of whom are first-generation college students. The second (EASE) will use messaging and financial incentives to encourage college students to complete courses during the summer to accelerate their pathway to graduation. She has a BS in psychology with a minor in communications from Fordham University and is pursuing a degree in social-organizational psychology from Columbia University.