Carmen Ferro

Carmen Ferro

Senior Manager of Public Affairs
Areas of Expertise
  • Strategic communication
  • Government affairs
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Digital media
About Carmen

Carmen Ferro is senior manager of public affairs at Mathematica. She supports the company’s mission to improve public well-being by strategically disseminating policy research. Ferro specializes in translating complex research findings into fact sheets, newsletters, presentations, digital products, and more for audiences of policymakers, practitioners, researchers, and thought leaders. To directly engage these audiences, she coordinates large events such as policymaker briefings, forums, webinars, and conferences. Her work provides actionable tools and evidence to inform decision making across a variety of topics, including child welfare, family support, nutrition, and workforce development. In close coordination with research teams, Ferro frequently works with clients such as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Labor to develop and execute detailed dissemination plans.

Ferro joined Mathematica in 2012 after serving as senior policy analyst with the National Governors Association, where she managed the Governors’ Homeland Security Advisors Council. Prior to that, she worked as a legislative analyst at the RAND Corporation and as an aide for a member of Congress. She holds a master’s degree in strategic communication from American University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from York College of Pennsylvania.

Key Projects
  • Evaluation of SNAP Employment and Training Pilots

    The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the primary source of nutrition assistance for many low-income people. Beyond providing access to food assistance, SNAP also provides some participants with a critical work support, helping them during times of unemployment or underemployment.