Senior Research Coordinator
devon.ziminski@rutgers.edu


 

Devon is a Senior Research Coordinator, focused on South Jersey policy initiatives and affairs. Most recently, Devon has led evaluation of the Camden-based Bloomberg Philanthropies 2018 Public Art Challenge: A New View. The project is supported by Coopers Ferry Partnership and Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, and WRI serves as the local evaluator; collecting quantitative and qualitative data to show the project’s impact on illegal dumping, as well as civic pride, community development, government collaboration, and public-private partnerships. Devon is leading the design behind the New Jersey Department of Children and Families Kinship Navigator evaluation, and serves as the principal investigator of the Seeking Work: South Jersey Workforce Access Project, a collaboration with Cooper’s Ferry Partnership and supported by the Rowan University and Rutgers-Camden Joint Board of Governors. She is also active in the FAMCO evaluation as a collaborative coordinator. Devon is known for her exceptional organizational and communication skills, and is sought out for her strategic and innovative approaches to challenging projects.

Prior to joining WRI, she worked in various roles at the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy and the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School. Devon’s experience has focused on the intersection of social policy and research, with emphasis on child welfare, gun violence prevention, and economic mobility. Devon holds a bachelor’s degree from The College of New Jersey and a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.