Rebecca M. Jones is a research analyst in the youth development research area. After finishing an internship with the Early Childhood Data Collaborative, Rebecca earned a master of arts degree in politics and education at Teachers College at Columbia University and returned to work at Child Trends. While at Teachers College, Rebecca conducted quantitative data analysis on federally funded minority-serving institutions as a research assistant at the Community College Research Center.
In previous roles, Rebecca was a seventh grade math teacher and a project manager at the New York City Department of Education. She attributes her interest in youth development, education reform, and research-based interventions to these experiences. Originally from Raymond, Miss., Rebecca also has a bachelor of arts degree in public relations, with a minor in business administration from Clark Atlanta University.