Description

OVERVIEW

My mission is to facilitate reflection, learning, and growth among organizations that seek to benefit people and the planet. I am committed to helping mission-driven organizations evaluate and maximize their impacts. I provide services in program design, evaluation planning, data collection, data analysis, and evaluation reporting.

MY CONSULTING PRINCIPLES

Participatory Approach. I engage multiple stakeholders to help design, evaluate, and make decisions about programs. I am particularly committed to seeking out the often-overlooked voices of intended beneficiaries.

Utilization Focus. I believe that data and evaluation should be useful for learning and decision-making. I am committed to providing services that fulfill these purposes.

Capacity Building. Program evaluation and impact management is a terrific learning opportunity. When I work with you, I am committed to you learning from the process as well as the products.

Education

Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

Aug 2013 - May 2015 MPH, Global Health

– Eugene J. Gangarosa Award for international health (awarded to 2 students in class of ~500)
– Robert W. Woodruff Scholar (highest academic merit award at the School of Public Health)
– Teaching Assistant, Developing Monitoring and Evaluation Plans for Public Health Programs

Lewis & Clark College (Portland, Oregon, USA)

Aug 2006 - May 2010 BA, Biology

– Barbara Hirschi Neely Scholar (highest academic merit award at the College)
– 3 scientific research internships (literature reviews, study design, execution, analysis)

Experience

Self-Employed (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

Oct 2015 - present Program Evaluation and Research Consultant

 Services: program design, evaluation plans, mixed methods data collection/analysis, reporting
 Clients: nonprofits, social enterprises, other consulting firms
 Have developed 7 logic models and 5 research/evaluation plans for organizations/programs
 Have been lead/solo author on 4 research/evaluation reports
 Success story: in 2018, client used my infographic as keystone to end of year fundraising letter

Karna, LLC (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

Oct 2016 - May 2017 Public Health Analyst

 Systematically assessed quality of diabetes program evaluation reporting from 51 grantees
 Convened CDC experts to develop logic models for 3 nationwide diabetes strategies
 Co-created technical assistance webinars to help state health departments with routine reporting

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

Aug 2015 - Aug 2016 Allan Rosenfield Global Program Management Fellow

 Helped produce Excel dashboards to monitor service quality for PEPFAR (HIV/AIDS) program
 Co-led interagency effort to thematically link 27 output/outcome and 288 service quality indicators
 Helped assess CDC’s health diplomacy role through 10 interviews with State Department officials
 Facilitated biweekly management calls with CDC headquarters and field office leadership

Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

May 2014 - Aug 2015 Nutrition and Immunology Team Leader, Leon Research Group

 Managed 7 graduate students for qualitative/quantitative research and evaluation projects
 Oversaw survey/laboratory data monitoring and reporting for cohort study (456 participants)
 Managed design, execution, and monitoring of nutrition project in Bolivia (297 participants)

Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

Sep 2013 - Apr 2014 Nutrition and Immunology Research Assistant, Leon Research Group

– Conducted literature reviews and drafted research plan for 3 grant proposals

Oregon Health & Science University (Portland, Oregon, USA)

Apr 2011 - Mar 2013 "Let's Get Healthy!" Program Coordinator

 Coordinated 17 community health fairs in 13 locations with 4,281 participants
 Recruited, assigned, and trained 269 health fair volunteers for collecting research data
 Mentored 2 undergraduate interns on health education and research projects
 Coordinated program’s first cohort study, including study design and ethics board approvals