Dr. D. Crystal Byndloss has experience researching and directing initiatives to promote college access and success for low-income students. She recently served as the project director for the College Match pilot program, an intervention designed to improve the college application and selection choices made by moderate- and high-performing low-income students. Among her duties in this role, Byndloss was responsible for building and maintaining relationships with school districts, high schools, and other partners; collaborating on program and research design; directing program start-up, operations, and close-out; and leading dissemination activities. At MDRC, she also served as lead implementation researcher on an exploratory study of students’ postsecondary planning options at the Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) in Brooklyn, NY and the evaluation of the SEED School of Washington, DC. Her past employment includes roles as director of research and analysis for a Washington, DC-based consulting firm, and assistant dean for research and associate director at the College of Education at Temple University. Byndloss earned a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and a PhD in sociology from Harvard University, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Byndloss is a LEADERSHIP Philadelphia fellow and supports several nonprofit organizations that assist families in need.