Alterman has worked as a qualitative researcher and operations specialist for several projects since joining MDRC. She is currently managing the operations and analysis of qualitative interviews for the study of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support for Behavior, a federal contract to evaluate a system approach to teaching and reinforcing appropriate behavior for all students while providing additional support to those who need it. She is also the implementation researcher for the Investing in Innovation evaluation of New Visions Drive to Write, which provides technology and professional development support for writing in high school history classes. In addition, Alterman is leading a team in observing kindergarten and first-grade classrooms in New York City for Alignment of Mathematics. Her prior work includes qualitative research, operations work, and project management support on the Innovtive Professional Development (iPD) project and the evaluation of the scale-up of the Success for All reading program. Alterman is also currently a resource manager for the K-12 Education policy area, overseeing project budgets and staffing, building project work plans, and working on long-term planning with department leaders. Alterman holds a BA in sociology from Johns Hopkins University.