Artie Maharaj

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Associate

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Artie is the MIT D-Lab and MIT Office of Experiential Learning (OEL) Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Associate. Artie will spend 60 percent of her time at D-Lab and 40 percent of her time at OEL. At D-Lab, she will manage the MEL for a portfolio of D-Lab projects, overseeing the design, collection, analysis, and communication of results for those projects. At OEL, Artie will conduct data gathering and analysis to identify competencies, understand student perspectives, map existing change-making offerings, and benchmark against peer institutions. Artie is excited to support D-Lab and OEL in a way that is collaborative and reflective. She looks forward to sharing evaluation findings that are accessible and useful to program leadership, instructors, and students.

Artie brings with her three years of evaluation experience from the Research, Evaluation, and Measurement (REM) Center within the College of Education at the University of South Carolina. At REM, she supported a range of evaluation activities on projects that focused on improving K-12 education across the state of South Carolina. Artie received her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Connecticut and a master’s degree in community psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. Her research interests include familial experiences of economic stress, family-school-community partnerships, and equity in education.