Mollie Foust is an Innovation Fellow at the Harvard Government Performance Lab. She primarily assists the State of Illinois on a variety of transformative projects including the launch of the state's first Pay for Success initiative aiming to improve the outcomes of at least 800 youth that are dually-involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. She also works with a number of cities through the What Works Cities initiative, which assists mid-sized cities across the United States move towards results-driven procurement. Prior to joining the GPL team, Mollie served as a consultant at the World Bank, where she focused on improving social safety nets and private sector development in East Africa. Mollie holds BAs in Anthropology and History from the University of Rochester and an MPA in Public Policy and Management from the London School of Economics' Institute of Public Affairs.