Garcia currently serves as the project manager for the Higher Achievement Evaluation and for the implementation study of YouthForce NOLA. She also serves as a data manager for the Investing in Innovation evaluation of the expansion of the Success for All program in middle school mathematics. Garcia played a vital role as a data manager and impact analyst in the evaluation of Response to Intervention for struggling readers in early elementary grades. She also conducted the impact analysis and served as a data manager for the evaluation of Ninth Grade Academies in Florida. In various projects she has been responsible for recruiting study sites, managing and analyzing quantitative data, designing surveys and interview protocols, and conducting interviews and focus groups. Before joining MDRC, she worked as a research analyst at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University. She also taught math in a high school in Queens, NY. She holds an MPA from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.