Research Associate

Williams is a research associate in the Low-Wage Workers and Communities policy area in MDRC’s New York office. Since joining MDRC in April 2008, she has provided technical and analytical support to several projects, including the Subsidized and Transitional Employment Demonstration and Employment Retention and Advancement projects for low-wage workers, the Accelerated Benefits Demonstration for Social Security Disability Insurance recipients, and the New Communities Program in Chicago. Prior to joining MDRC, Sonya was an economist for the state of North Carolina, providing labor-market analysis to support workforce and economic development projects. She has a master’s degree in sociology from Cornell University.