Elizabeth Hecht is a Government Innovation Fellow with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS). She is currently launching a new collaboration between the GPL and DFPS to bolster how and when Texas families are connected to prevention services. The project will take a family-centered approach to design earlier prevention interventions, with the goal of reducing child welfare involvement among families with complex needs.
Elizabeth Hecht is a graduate of the MPA program at Brown University, where she specialized in data-driven policy. While in graduate school, she served as an embedded consultant at the Social Innovation Forum (SIF), where she developed a performance measurement system to capture the outcomes of SIF’s work with community-based nonprofits. Prior to graduate school, she spent six years working in education philanthropy at Brown University and UC Berkeley, and as a consultant to small nonprofit organizations. She holds a BA in history and comparative literature from Williams College.