Monica Mielke

Research Associate



B.A. in Sociology: The University of Chicago


Monica Mielke joined RFA as a Research Associate in September 2017 and contributes to juvenile justice, early childhood, and afterschool-related projects. She has conducted research and evaluation in education and youth development since 2005. Prior to joining RFA, she managed research projects on college access, high school dropout prevention, and juvenile justice reforms at the University of Chicago Urban Labs (Crime Lab and Education Lab). She also worked at YMCA of the USA as the internal evaluator for the Y’s national STEM initiative and evaluated a range of education and youth development programs at Policy Studies Associates in Washington, DC.