Katy Falletta is a senior research analyst in the early childhood development program area of Child Trends. She received her Master’s in public health from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, where her coursework focused on population health, family health, and public health research methods. Her research in graduate school included work on a qualitative, community-based participatory research study examining pregnancy intention screening practices in primary care settings. Prior to joining Child Trends, Katy served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic and worked in monitoring and evaluation at a global health organization. She has experience supporting community partners in program implementation, research, and using data for decision-making. Her interest in early childhood stems from a commitment to reproductive justice and ensuring that families have the resources they need to raise healthy and safe families.