Description

I am an M&E consultant and methodologist with extensive experience serving development practitioners at the local, regional, international, and supra-national levels. I direct an M&E consultancy called Flux which collaborates with organization of all sizes in all sectors. Flux forms part of the small core of evaluators who reside and work with small and medium sized clients in my beloved home city of New Orleans. Internationally, I have worked on a wide range of projects in Latin America, Lusophone, and Anglophone Africa. I am fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese and have conversational French.

My ideal client is:

–    DRIVEN BY SOCIAL CHANGE: Profoundly focused on improvement for the marginalized and disadvantaged members of society. 

–    MOTIVATED: understands and feels the need for M&E work.

–    IN A NETWORK WITH DIVERSE VALUES: Consistently driven to interact with individuals and groups whose values contrast with their own.

–    CAN YO-YO BETWEEN ABSTRACT AND CONCRETE: has powerful capabilities to abstract situations, recognize patterns, and discern underlying features, but constantly works to apply these in real-world situations.

Education

Tulane University

2012 M.A.

Thesis Title: Thesis: Negotiated Perspective – A Complexity Approach to Social Policy Evaluation in Mexico

Tulane University

2009 B.S.

Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Experience

Plan Brazil

2012-14 Evaluation Coordinator

Managed diverse M&E projects in all phases (proposal through completion). Examples:
 Advocacy evaluation of human rights-based arms control campaign aimed at influencing UN Program of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons and the UN Arms Trade Treaty with Sou da Paz
 Final evaluation of a human rights-based global advocacy campaign to resist forced evictions implemented by WITNESS in partnership with Amnesty International
 Received contribution award at 2014 American Evaluation Association Conference for work based on the linkage analysis methods developed during the above advocacy evaluations
 Civil society network mapping of 17 localities with Votorantim, Brazil’s largest cement company
 Mapping of research & sectoral research production capacity in the semi-arid region of Minas Gerais including creation of online documentary repository

i2i Institute

2014-15 Evaluator

Applied Developmental, Theory-Based Evaluation with the McKnight/Gates Foundation’s Collaborative Crops Research Program.
 Created new program-wide M&E plan focused on linking activities to changes in farmer livelihoods. Format for the first time permitted the complete visualization of activity chains through which evidence would be gathered, analysed, and disseminated.
 Facilitated development of grantee Theories of Change and M&E Plans. Systematically reviewed these documents at project, regional, and program levels with feedback given in English, Spanish, and French.
 Designed and implemented monitoring process to track and assess value derived from collaboration within CCRP network at program and regional level.
 Coordinated interaction between M&E activities at program-level and regional/grantee-level. Contracted & trained new regional M&E consultants.

Flux Research, Monitoring and Evaluation

2015-Present Director

Founded M&E consultancy to serve diverse clients, both locally in the Gulf South region and in Latin America and the Caribbean. For further please see www.fluxrme.com. Contracts in progress:
 Missouri Dept. of Education: partnership with the TerraLuna Collaborative to provide quantitative analysis support for experimental statewide school assessment scheme.
 Lutheran World Relief, Final Evaluation of REDyPAC program: theory-based evaluation of corporate social responsibility project surrounding a gold mine in Cajamarca, Peru.
 KIDsmART Data Systems Mapping: Flux is helping to build capacity among KIDsmART staff to improve efficiency of data analysis work by training staff on up-to-date approaches and tools.
 Energy Wise Strategic Planning for Data: a consultancy to accompany strategic planning, map current data systems & capacity to advise on how to integrate data into next phases of program development.
 Flux Pivots Software Development: in-house project to develop the next generation of qualitative data analysis software.