The Schuyler Center welcomes Matilda Gragg as our newest Research Coordinator.  Matilda is an AmeriCorps VISTA Fellow at Siena College and will be working with policy staff on research, data products and communication material designed to expand SCAA’s collaboration capacities in the areas of health, family economic security, child welfare and early education.  Matilda’s work will help increase our understanding of the needs of low-income New Yorkers. Matilda’s mission, like SCAA’s, is to provide a voice for those who might not otherwise have one.

Matilda graduated cum laude from Appalachian State University (ASU) with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Criminal Justice. While attending ASU, Matilda conducted research alongside the university’s forensic psychologist, studying demographic variables and discriminatory attitudes in conjunction with rape myth acceptance. As a research assistant, Matilda discussed varying methodologies on how to decrease victim blame and investigated how jurors make verdict decisions in sexual assault trials.

We hope you welcome Matilda when you see her at our meetings and conferences.