Sommo serves as the lead data manager for the Young Adults and Postsecondary Education policy area. In this role, she helps plan all tasks that involve quantitative data, investigates new data sources, trains technical staff members, and develops and implements cross-project standards and procedures to ensure data quality and compliance with data-security procedures. She is currently serving as the project director and data manager for the Performance-Based Scholarship Demonstration and as the data manager for the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) evaluation. Sommo has extensive experience with higher education school records and survey data and has managed data-collection and analysis activities for over a decade. She has coauthored several MDRC reports focused on the impact of higher education studies, and holds an MS in education.