Since joining Wilder Research in 2007, Maggie has managed a range of evaluation studies related to children and families, with a particular focus on child welfare related programs. She has also done evaluation work in the areas of substance abuse treatment and recovery, domestic violence, youth development, housing and homelessness, and others. Currently, Maggie works on a part-time basis providing consultation and support on projects related to child welfare and substance abuse recovery.
Before joining Wilder Research, Maggie led the qualitative component of a study of racial disparities in Minnesota's child welfare system. She has also conducted research of case types of youth in out-of-home care, and has done program evaluation and strategic planning for Hennepin County's Volunteer and Community Partnership Program.
Maggie has a master's degree in Social Work from the University of Minnesota, a master's degree in Public Policy from the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, and a bachelor's degree in Social Work from St. Olaf College. She is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW).