- Qualitative methods
- Implementation research
- Literature reviews
- Programs and policies designed to serve children in low-income households and their families
- Human Services
- Early Childhood
- Family Support
- Training and Re-employment
- Criminal Justice
Lindsay Ochoa’s work focuses on early childhood, education and training, and support for children in low-income households and their families.
Since joining Mathematica in 2016, Ochoa has worked on a range of projects in early childhood, education, family support, criminal justice, and employment. She specializes in qualitative research and analysis to inform study design options, understand program implementation, and learn about the experiences of stakeholders. Ochoa’s current projects include a study assessing the implementation and cost of high quality early child care and education; a project using case studies to highlight innovative employment programs for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and other people with low incomes; and a study examining the effectiveness and implementation of a program designed to strengthen the pipeline of skilled workers in H-1B industries. In addition, Ochoa conducts trainings for the Language Interaction Snapshot (LISn), an observational tool for assessing language interactions in early childhood programs, and has conducted systematic reviews for projects such as the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Evidence Review.
Before joining Mathematica in 2016, Ochoa worked for a private research firm where she led custom research projects for K–12 education organizations across the country. She is also a former preschool teacher. Ochoa holds a master of public affairs degree from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.