Audrey Mattoon received her Ph.D. at Washington State University’s School of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs. Her primary research interest is in the role of institutional interaction in the achievement of policy. She has also published and presented on data development and has actively engaged policy evaluation in the workforce and education arena for several years. She received her B.A. degree from the University of Idaho, before moving six miles across the border to do her graduate work at Washington State University. Previously she taught at Washington State University, and she currently works as a Research Associate for the Employment and Education Research Center.