I am an evaluation consultant specializing in advocacy and social change. I bring over 18 years of professional experience in the areas of public policy, advocacy, and evaluation. My experience includes supporting service delivery and advocacy organizations in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America, and the United States. During my four years as an evaluation consultant, I’ve been working with civil society and non-governmental organizations, development institutions and donors on practical and rigorous evaluation strategies to:
I’m also an enthusiastic participant in efforts to evolve the evaluation field, particularly when it comes to using evaluation to support advocacy effectiveness and learning.
I was initiated to the world of international environmental and development policymaking as a foreign affairs aide to Senator Akiko Domoto, of the Japanese Diet, during the early 1990s. My role was to support her work on global agreements related to the environment, sustainable development and women’s issues.
Subsequently, I worked in Washington, D.C. on environmental, women’s and reproductive health and rights policies and programming. During three years with the National Audubon Society and ten years with the Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s International Program I learned from and contributed to efforts to bring about global, national and community-level change. During this time, an interest in more rigorously measuring what works and why led to a specialization in evaluation for advocacy and services.
I currently live with my family in Vermont. When I’m not working with my clients, I am busy converting our lawn to flower and vegetable gardens, volunteering at our public elementary school and serving as a board member to the local historical society.