Ms. Levin (M.P.H., Maternal and Child Health, University of Illinois) has over twenty years of experience providing technical assistance, managing projects, and conducting qualitative research and policy analysis. Her areas of expertise include child nutrition, child development, and Head Start and child care health consultation.
Prior to joining IMPAQ, Ms. Levin worked for nine years at the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) where she conducted research in the federal child nutrition programs and provided technical assistance to state and local anti-hunger organizations. A nationally recognized expert in child nutrition policy, she conducted policy and program evaluation research through surveys of state child nutrition agencies and school districts, as well as analysis of large USDA school meals participation data sets. While at FRAC, she worked with a wide array of stakeholders to develop and implement a universal free school meals program for high-poverty schools, established by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
Ms. Levin has a strong background in early childhood development and disabilities services, having worked for nine years as a technical assistance specialist and project coordinator at the Head Start Disabilities Services Quality Improvement Center at the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development. She completed a training program at the University of North Carolina in child care health consultation. She has a strong track record of successful cross-sector collaboration, and extensive experience working with diverse partners such as state and local government officials, business leaders, elected officials, school business officials, and educators.
IMPAQ Papers and Presentations
Garasky, S., Thomas, D. & Levin, M. (2015, April). Brown Bag Lunch Seminar. Presentation for the Administration for Children and Families, Washington, DC.