Kelly Sloane joined RFA in 2018 as a research associate. At RFA, Kelly leads qualitative research for several projects including a study about the childcare needs of Pennsylvanians who work nonstandard hours, the evaluation of the City of Philadelphia’s Community Schools initiative, and evaluations of 21st Century Community Learning Center OST programs. Before joining RFA, Kelly worked as a consultant for Branch Associates and Metis Associates for education, youth, and workforce development program evaluations. She also served as a public policy researcher for the Hughes Center at Stockton University where her work centered on economic inequality in the state of New Jersey. Sloane is completing her Ph.D. in Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University where her dissertation focuses on the racial and political dynamics of educational reform in Washington, DC.