Mariel Beasley

Principal, Common Cents Lab
The Center for Advanced Hindsight

Mariel Beasley is a Principal at the Center for Advanced Hindsight at Duke University and Co-Director of the Common Cents Lab - a subcenter committed to improving the financial behavior of low to moderate income households. The Common Cents Lab, supported by the MetLife Foundation, is committed to directly (and measurably) impacting the financial well-being of almost 2 million Americans by 2019. Working directly with credit unions, non-profits, and local governments, Mariel incorporates findings from the behavioral sciences to help members, clients, and citizens lead happier, healthier, and wealthier lives. Mariel and her team use qualitative and quantitative methods to design and rigorously test ideas in the field, exploring what is needed, what works, and how to move forward. Prior to attending grad school and joining the Center, Mariel worked for Boulder County as a Medicaid Outreach and Eligibility Technician and for Peace Corps/Dominican Republic as a Youth Development volunteer.

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