Lincoln Groves was a National Poverty Fellow at the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation from 2015 to 2018 and was mentored by IRP Affiliate Timothy Smeeding. Groves has an M.A. in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. in Public Administration from Syracuse University. His research interests include human capital development of young adults at-risk of living in poverty, as well as the role of public policy in facilitating more favorable outcomes for these groups. In his dissertation, he investigated how three large-scale social insurance programs—AFDC/TANF, Medicaid, and Social Security’s Student Benefit Program—affected the educational attainment and work experience of vulnerable young adults. Before his graduate studies in Syracuse, Lincoln worked as an economic research analyst in Washington, DC—with both the government (USDOJ, Antitrust Division) and a private sector consulting firm (MiCRA, Inc.)—and was a Peace Corps volunteer in Bulgaria. Groves is currently a Manager responsible for analytical education as the SAS Institute, Inc.