Dannia Guzman Collado
Business Partner
Human Resources

As a HR business partner in the Human Resources Department, Guzman supports business operation and capacity building through strategic thinking, coaching, project management, and cross-team collaboration. She contributes to the planning of strategic HR initiatives by aligning priorities to business objectives, strengthening the retention of talent by supporting employee learning and development, enriching recruitment efforts, and introducing advances to facilitate change management.

In her time at MDRC, she has had various roles supporting and working with research teams. She promoted knowledge sharing by coordinating training, gatherings, and internal efforts that supported the learning needs of MDRC’s research teams. She collaborated with subject-matter experts to develop and facilitate training on data processing with Base SAS, data visualization with R, and SQL in SAS and R, among other topics. This knowledge sharing and training aimed to create efficiency, ensure quality, and build expertise. Guzman has processed administrative data, coauthored a brief on New York City’s Pretrial Supervised Release Program, and supported research teams with miscellaneous tasks, including preparing for site visits, conducting interviews and other on-site activities, and consolidating the information gathered after visits. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Smith College.



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