Ranita Jain

Ms. Jain joined the Aspen Institute Workforce Strategies Initiative — an initiative of the Economic Opportunities Program — in March 2014. Ranita currently assists with the planning, management and implementation of a variety of WSI evaluation projects and has expertise in developing and implementing study designs and protocols, developing logic models, conducting data collection and analyses, and producing written reports and presentations. Over her career, Ranita has worked in the private, public and nonprofit sectors and has extensive experience working with agencies and programs providing benefits and services to low-income populations.  From 2010 to 2014, Ranita was a Senior Study Director at Westat, where she managed multi-site, multi-year evaluation projects focused on assessing the impact of programs serving vulnerable populations.  Prior to Westat, Ranita worked at Building Changes, an intermediary organization in Washington State that supports the delivery of social and economic opportunity services for homeless families.   Ranita served as a researcher for New York City’s Human Resources Administration/Department of Social Services where she assessed the impact of agency programs in providing services to TANF, food stamp, and Medicaid recipients.  Ranita also worked in the private sector with PriceWaterhouseCoopers as a Management Consultant.  Ranita holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Virginia and a Masters of Public Policy degree from Johns Hopkins University.

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