Delara Aharpour (UCLA MPP Class of 2017) is a research analyst within Mathematica’s division of Children, Youth, and Families. Delara’s research is primarily concentrated in family support, with some labor, implementation science, and evidence-based technical assistance. Prior to joining Mathematica, Delara worked with Maryland’s Department of Health to strengthen state-wide implementation of local school wellness policies. Delara graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from UCSD, where she focused on affective science. When she’s not commuting into D.C., Delara can be found exploring Baltimore City’s vibrant culinary scene.
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