Sara Greenfield Senior Research Assistant

Sara Greenfield

Sara Greenfield is a senior research assistant at MAI. Ms. Greenfield’s research experience covers a variety of areas, including work as a research assistant at Temple University's Eating Disorders Program and as a research and intern coordinator at the nonprofit organization Speranza Human Compassion Project.

Ms. Greenfield is continuing to grow in her experiences working with underserved populations through MAI, including working with the evaluation of Elev8, a middle grades community schools initiative funded by the Atlantic Philanthropies. Ms. Greenfield assisted in preliminary data analysis, supported stakeholder interviews, facilitated preliminary data cleaning, and conducted transcription and coding of qualitative data sets on the evaluation of Edna McConnell Clark Foundation’s Relationship Management and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Forward Promise. Ms. Greenfield assists with producing assessment tools, such as surveys and preliminary data analysis for the evaluation of the city of New York’s Center for Economic Opportunity’s Work Progress Project, a subsidized internship program for low-income teens and young adults. 

Her evaluation work has included proposal writing and development, developing and submitting research projects for IRB approval, developing survey assessment tools and interview protocols, conducting interviews, developing, designing, and report writing for a number of the evaluation projects she is a part of including, but not limited to: the community attitudes assessment and media content analysis being conducted on behalf of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence Evaluation; PowerCorps PHL, a local Philadelphia organization designed to support the City of Philadelphia’s environmental stewardship initiatives, youth violence prevention, and workforce development priorities; Bootstrap, a STEM program that teaches algebraic and geometric concepts through computer programming, integrating math and computing to enable access to and success in both subjects for all students in grades six through twelve across the country; National CARES Mentoring Movement: The Rising program, which aims to elevate education, expectations, and self-esteem through guided group mentoring curricula; and the Play Everywhere Challenge, an initiative through The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and Target Foundation to create innovative play spaces for kids and families and increase playability of their communities. Ms. Greenfield is part of the team for The Pew Fund Evaluation Capacity Building Initiative, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America TEM, and Amachi.

Ms. Greenfield earned her B.A. in psychology and cognitive neuroscience from Temple University.

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