Stephanie Hoopes, Ph.D.


Stephanie Hoopes has overseen the expansion of ALICE from a pilot study of the low-income community in Morris County, New Jersey, to a national effort with ALICE data for all 3,000 U.S. counties. Her research has garnered the attention of local, state, and national media and legislators.


Before joining United Way of Northern New Jersey, Hoopes taught at Rutgers University-Newark and Columbia University, and at the Universities of Sussex and Birmingham in the United Kingdom. Hoopes has a doctorate degree from the London School of Economics, a master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College. She received a resolution from the New Jersey Assembly for work on ALICE (Asset, Limited, Income, Constrained, Employed) in 2016.

Andrew Abrahamson

Database Manager

Andrew Abrahamson is responsible for managing the database and developing ALICE data visualization tools. His professional background in the information services industry includes roles in technical management, data analysis, and database management. A strong business development professional, he is skilled in geographic information systems, data visualization, and business intelligence.

Ashley Anglin, Ph.D.

Director of Research and Strategic Analysis

Ashley Anglin conducts research, writes reports, and supports the development of new ALICE tools and collaborations.  Her aim is to ensure that all reports and tools are accurate, engaging, accessible, and lead to action that helps ALICE households. 


Anglin is a community and cultural psychologist with a master’s degree and a doctorate degree from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. She also holds graduate certificates in Public Policy and Executive Philanthropy.

Before joining the United Way of Northern New Jersey, Anglin worked in community engagement and health improvement for a large health system and has been involved in community development and community organizing efforts in the U.S and Costa Rica. 

Max Holdsworth, M.A.

Research Assistant

Max Holdsworth is responsible for collecting data, creating data visualizations, and developing new ways to measure the problems ALICE households face. His goal is to demonstrate how living below the Household Survival Budget constrains the health and financial security of ALICE families.


Holdsworth has a BA in Economics and MA in Public Policy from the University of Delaware. He worked as a research assistant at the Biden School of Public Policy & Administration, focusing on economic incentives to promote the social determinants of health. Holdsworth also founded the Blue Hen Bounty student food pantry at the University of Delaware.

Dan Treglia, Ph.D.

Research Fellow

Dan Treglia is a research fellow for the ALICE research team and a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Policy and Practice. Treglia's recent work focuses on the use of quantitative methods to better understand and address a range of social policy issues, most notably homelessness. He has a doctorate degree in Social Welfare from the University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree in Public Policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.


Each state convenes a Research Advisory Committee made up of local researchers and specialists to ensure the data accurately reflects local conditions, context, and nuances.

Members of each state’s Research Advisory Committee represent a range of organizations, including academic institutions, social and human service organizations, hospitals, government agencies, or market researchers. These individuals are typically knowledgeable in public policy, education, health care, labor, or tax laws. To download a list for committee members from each of our participating states click here.


These committees advise and work closely with our research team through in-person and webinar meetings. For more information on the responsibilities of the Research Advisory Committee, click here

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