Mary Marczak is the director of the Children, Youth & Family Consortium, and the Director for Urban Family Development and Evaluation. In her role as an evaluator, Mary has evaluated more than 70 family and youth programs, including national and statewide initiatives, as well as local programs run by small, non-profit organizations. Her current evaluation studies focus on effective youth and family program practices and effective practices for working in traditionally underserved communities. Mary holds a B.A. in psychology and a Ph.D. in families studies and human development, with a minor in cultural anthropology from the University of Arizona, Tucson.