Elizabeth Wyner

Elizabeth Wyner is supporting New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services by developing prevention programs to reduce child abuse and neglect, and develop data analysis systems to measure program efficacy.

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PROJECT FOCUS:

  • Prevention

Skill sets:

  • Evaluation and research methodology
  • Project management
  • Budget and social investment strategy

Host Agency:

  • New York City ACS

As a Foster America Fellow, Elizabeth joins the Administration for Children's Services in New York City, where she uses her project management, public health, and evaluation skills to improve services that prevent child abuse and neglect.

Elizabeth studied at Wesleyan University, where she earned a degree in sociology and mastered fluency of both Spanish and French. Elizabeth served in the Peace Corps for almost three years as a community health volunteer, crafting programs to improve health outcomes in rural areas of Ecuador and Madagascar.

Elizabeth received her Masters in Public Health and her Masters in Public Administration at Columbia University. While pursuing these degrees, Elizabeth developed research methodologies to evaluate a nutrition program in high-need NYC neighborhoods, measured the extent of human trafficking in Mexico and Central America, and conducted research on the impact of USAID funding in South and Central America. After leaving Columbia, Elizabeth joined the Citizen’s Budget Commission of New York as a Health Associate, where she analyzed health care delivery and spending.

Most recently, Elizabeth served as a senior analyst at Arabella Advisors. There, she learned about the challenges facing youth and families in the child welfare system while working on a project designed to improve academic success in college and beyond for former foster youth. Elizabeth joined Foster America to better serve children and families in the New York City child welfare system and as a third-generation New Yorker, she is pleased to work on improving her home community.