Karlee Naylon

Senior Research Analyst

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Education & certification

Master of Public Policy, American University, BS, Psychology, Misericordia University

Karlee Naylon

Senior Research Analyst, Bethesda, MD

Karlee Naylon is a research analyst in the child welfare research area at Child Trends. They have a background in interdisciplinary qualitative and quantitative research, and their research interests include interventions that can address economic and family instability rooted in poverty and prevent contact with the child welfare system. They are also interested in research related to improving access to services and resources for underserved populations, such as survivors of intimate partner violence with disabilities.

Karlee received their Master of Public Policy at American University and holds a BS in psychology with a concentration in mental health interventions from Misericordia University. Prior to joining Child Trends, Karlee worked as a graduate fellow at The Justice in Government Project where they provided technical assistance to and developed resources for nonprofits and state and local agencies to help them secure federal funding for civil legal aid. In this role, they also collaborated with a state-funded nonprofit in Missouri to demonstrate the positive impacts that family mediation and legal services can have on meeting families’ needs within their individual circumstances.