Kara Conroy

Kara Conroy

Research Analyst
Areas of Expertise
  • Primary and secondary data collection
  • Training and technical assistance
  • Performance management
  • Parental well-being and self-sufficiency
  • Workforce development
  • Employment and training
Topics
  • Human Services
  • Family Support
  • Employment
  • Training and Re-employment
About Kara

Kara Conroy is a human services research analyst who specializes in evaluating and providing technical assistance to programs that aim to improve the economic mobility of families. Her research covers a wide range of policy areas affecting people and families with low income, including workforce development, adult education, two-generation programs, and social service coordination.

Conroy currently explores opportunities for federal agencies to better support cross-sector collaboration at the local level for the Models of Coordination and Technical Assistance to Achieve Outcomes in Communities project, commissioned by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

She also provides program technical assistance to grantees of the Strengthening Working Families Initiative that supports parents facing barriers to training for middle- or high-skilled jobs.

In other projects, Conroy has studied adult reengagement in higher education, performance measurement in programs promoting economic independence, professional labor shortages, maternal and infant home visiting programs, and longitudinal outcomes for Harlem Children’s Zone students.

Conroy, who joined Mathematica in 2014, holds an M.S. in applied economics from Johns Hopkins University.

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