Mathematica is conducting a multifaceted evaluation on behalf of Lumina Foundation to help guide implementation decisions related to state-based Adult Promise initiatives. The evaluation also describes implementation and outcomes to provide lessons for future replication and scaling.
- Program measurement, learning, and evaluation (MLE)
- Qualitative methods and analysis
- Technical assistance
- Racial equity
- Human Services
- Family Support
Ashley Hong is an advisory services analyst in Mathematica’s Human Services Unit. Her research interests lie at the intersection of data-driven decision making, racial equity, and social change. At Mathematica, she helps clients refine their MLE strategies and provides qualitative research and technical assistance in support of programs that address educational opportunity, racial equity, and economic mobility.
At Mathematica, Hong has worked for a range of government and philanthropic clients, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Lumina Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Most recently, Hong serves as a learning partner on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s P-16 Community Investment Initiative, a learning engagement focused on improving early learning through postsecondary educational outcomes. As a partner for this initiative, she developed a community self-assessment tool to help community leaders learn how to better apply a place-based systems change approach.
Before joining Mathematica, Hong worked as a research assistant at the Urban Institute’s Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population and as a research associate at New York University’s Science and Integrated Learning research lab. Hong holds a B.A. in sociology from Swarthmore College.