Danielle Hegseth is a research scientist in the early childhood development research area. Danielle is a skilled project director with more than five years of experience providing project and data management for multiple research studies. Her work includes oversight, tracking, and analysis of research project progress information and data, including budget development and monitoring. Her project portfolio focuses on quality improvement initiatives. In recent years, Danielle has led or contributed to evaluation studies in Arizona, New Mexico, Virginia and Rhode Island. To support research operations for the early childhood development program area, she maintains proficient knowledge of research requirements involving human subjects and Institutional Review Board procedures to ensure that projects meet standards. Danielle also manages project staff, contributes to the development of project management tools, leads statewide data collection efforts, conducts analyses, and presents research findings. For her master’s thesis, she analyzed policy and governance structures for how they supported statewide integrated early childhood systems.