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Mary Marczak has served as the director of the Children, Youth, and Family Consortium, and the Director for Urban Family Development and Evaluation since 2015. She has worked as an evaluator with University of Minnesota Extension since 1999. 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 historically marginalized populations.

Mary holds a Ph.D. in family studies and human development from the University of Arizona, Tucson.

Areas of focus: evaluation, youth programs, family programs, historically marginalized populations