Shauna Rienks is the Senior Research Analyst for the Butler Institute for Families and a Research Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver. Her areas of research expertise include couple and family relationships; schools as a context for child and adolescent development; child welfare workforce and organization development; and self and social identity with an emphasis on gender, ethnicity, and culture. She received her bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and later attended the University of Denver where she earned her Ph.D. in developmental psychology with a specialization in quantitative methods. Prior to joining Butler, Dr. Rienks worked as researcher on an ACF-funded randomized controlled trial evaluating an intervention designed to help couples with low income improve communication, problem solving, coping, and parenting skills. At Butler, Dr. Rienks’ duties include data management and analysis, consulting on study designs and analytic strategies, measurement development and testing, and the preparation of reports and publications for projects such as the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute, the Western Workforce Project, and the Mile High United Way Social Innovation Fund Early Literacy Project.