I’m an independent consultant who specializes in data visualization and data analysis. As a researcher and evaluator myself, I often partner with evaluation firms, university research centers, and nonprofits seeking to build their data skills. I’m based in DC but spend a good deal of time onsite with organizations, leading trainings and solving spreadsheet woes together. My goal: To equip you to collect, analyze, and visualize your own data.

Prior to launching my own consulting firm, I evaluated advocacy and public policy projects at Innovation Network; managed an internal performance management system at the Latin American Youth Center; evaluated educational programs for local, state, and national education agencies at ICF International; helped to build a coalition of youth-serving nonprofits at the Charlottesville/Albemarle Commission on Children and Families; and contributed to research-to-policy projects at the University of Virginia.

I’m the Secretary of the Washington Evaluators, Co-Chair of the Data Visualization and Reporting Topical Interest Group within AEA, Advisory Board Member of AEA’s Potent Presentations Initiative, and member of the Nonprofit Technology Network’s Research Committee. I’m also a past conference planner for the Eastern Evaluation Research Society.

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I started blogging in March 2012 to share my questions, challenges, and AHA! moments as I navigate the marvelous world of program evaluation.

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