Mary Clair Turner is a Research Fellow in the Poverty Lab.  She works on the Urban Initiatives’ Work to Play evaluation in addition to dedicating much of her time to completing a Fellowship in DC with the Office of Evaluation Sciences, a team within the Federal government that supports the application of behavioral science and rapid-cycle evaluation to improve Federal programs and policy.  She also has worked with Urban Labs on the mixed methods evaluation of Check & Connect.  

Mary Clair holds an MA and is completing her PhD in Human Development and Social Policy at Northwestern University and has a BA in Math from Washington and Lee University.