Mary Gray

Senior Research Associate

Mary Gray offers more than a decade of mixed methods research, evaluation, and policy experience across a wide range of sectors. Her work in the U.S. and internationally has focused on such topics as economic decision-making in low-income households to preventing and reducing youth crime. Mary is passionate about improving the methodology, impact, and applicability of evaluation so that organizations and policy makers can better understand the successes and challenges of their work. She is particularly skilled in quantitative research design and instrumentation, multivariate analysis, and advanced statistics. She also has deep experience using community-based methods to support needs assessment and evaluation. Mary has basic proficiency in Spanish and Italian.

Previously, Mary was Director of Client Services at Marketing Evolution, a consulting firm that specializes in planning and measuring clients’ return on investment. She was also Senior Research Officer at the Youth Justice Board within the U.K.’s Ministry of Justice, which oversees the youth justice system in England and Wales and works to prevent offending and reoffending by young people. In Boston, Mary served as Research Associate at Crittenton Women’s Union, a nonprofit that combines services and advocacy to help low-income families achieve economic independence. Mary is never happier than when she’s spending time with her husband, son, dog, and extended family… preferably while walking on the beach.

Education
  • PhD, Psychology, Boston College
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Sociology, University of California Santa Barbara
Areas of Expertise
  • Behavioral Health
  • Criminal Justice
  • Health
  • Housing + Community Development