Maggie provides project leadership and support for a variety of research and evaluation studies. Her primary research interests are in the areas of child welfare and child and family well-being. She has experience in evaluation design, data collection, qualitative analysis, report preparation and presenting, as well as overall project management. She enjoys working with clients to help them evaluate their work and improve their effectiveness through the use of evaluation results.
Prior to joining Wilder Research, Maggie worked as a Planning Analyst at Hennepin County and as a Research Assistant for the University of Minnesota’s Gamble-Skogmo Land Grant Chair in Child Welfare and Youth Policy. She holds master’s degrees in social work from the University of Minnesota’s School of Social Work and public policy from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and a bachelor’s degree in social work from St. Olaf College.
Maggie worked at Wilder Research from 2007-2014 before leaving to be a full-time parent of three boys. In the fall of 2016, Maggie rejoined her former Wilder Research team part-time, and she is thrilled to be back.