was a Research Associate at the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy’s Center for Children and Families.
Alexandra Corcoran is a Research Associate at the Georgetown Center for Children and Families. Prior to joining CCF in a full-time capacity, Alexandra interned with the Center for two consecutive summers and developed an interest in Medicaid 1115 waivers, enrollment procedures, and administrative burden. Alexandra earned her MA in Philosophy and Public Affairs on a Fulbright Scholarship at University College Dublin. She graduated from Haverford College with a degree in Political Science and Spanish. Her thesis, entitled, “Mobilizing Medicaid: Understanding Advocacy Group Action at the State Level,” focused on how and when advocacy organizations and legal aid groups organize beneficiaries in response to administrative retrenchment of Medicaid benefits. It received the Herman H. Somers Prize in Political Science.