Poverty Solutions partners with the State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to inform anti-poverty and economic mobility initiatives that enhance public benefit programs and identify pathways for sustainable employment for those with major barriers to work.
Director of Data & Evaluation
Amanda Nothaft has extensive experience in data analysis and policy evaluation and has worked across multiple levels of government and a wide variety of policy stakeholders. Prior to joining Poverty Solutions, Amanda worked on projects as diverse as helping to develop a methodology and carry out a scientific method to count street homeless in NYC, examining the pathway between losing TANF benefits and subsequent homelessness, conducting large data matches across city, state and federal agencies, examining the impact of changes to the WIC food packages for the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service, and forecasting the size of people eligible for federal child nutrition programs. Nothaft loves to use her interdisciplinary background to find the best fit data and evaluation solution for the problem at hand.
PhD in sociology with a focus on demography, University of Pennsylvania; MPP, University of Chicago; and a bachelor’s degree in economics, University of Michigan.