Molly Mayer is a MSc student in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University in Canada where she majored in sociology. In her undergraduate studies, she conducted research on the use of parental leave in Canada and the effectiveness of paternity leave policies in encouraging both mothers and fathers to take leave from work after having a child. She has also worked as a researcher investigating the Canadian government’s Syrian refugee program and medical assistance in dying policies in Canada and around the world. Her main policy research interests include families and children, poverty and inequality, and social mobility. At Oxford, she hopes to gain research and quantitative skills as well as a deeper understanding of social policy instruments and evaluation.