Mallory Warner-Richter is a Research and Policy Specialist in Early Childhood Development research area at Child Trends. She has a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at University of Minnesota, and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Concordia College. Her most recent work includes project management for the Midwest Child-Parent Center Expansion project at University of Minnesota’s Human Capital Research Collaborative. Mallory has also worked in program management and evaluation at Jumpstart for Young Children in Boston. During her graduate studies, Mallory consulted for the Minnesota Department of Education’s annual study of school readiness, and worked as a research assistant for the Chicago Longitudinal Study. She has also consulted as a data analyst and copy editor with Minneapolis-based Search Institute on their recent publication, A Fragile Foundation, 2nd edition. Mallory is a current and co-founding volunteer board member of Young Education Professionals – Twin Cities. Her interests include methodology, logic models and theories of change, research-to-policy translation, and the implications of public/private sector interactions for young children and their families.