Research Analyst

Fatima supports various aspects of analysis, from survey implementation to data management and impact analyses, for Helping School Staff Support Appropriate Behavior, a large-scale, school-level randomized controlled trial of a positive behavior reinforcement program, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support for Behavior (MTSS-B). She also manages data from a range of sources, including school administrative records, teacher surveys, and classroom observations. Fatima holds a master’s degree in education from Harvard Graduate School of Education and a bachelor’s degree in economics with a minor in anthropology and sociology from the Lahore University of Management Sciences in Pakistan. Before joining MDRC in 2016, she worked with the United Nations Education Commission to research effective cognitive and noncognitive learning strategies to promote greater education equity worldwide. She was also a consultant for the World Bank, where she worked with international databases to analyze achievement gaps in academic competencies for at-risk students across Middle East and North African countries.