Haley Umans is a current Ph.D. student at Claremont Graduate University (CGU). She is a part of the Evaluation and Applied Research Methods program. Before attending CGU, Haley received a BS in Psychology and Biology with a minor in Chemistry and concentration in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Denver (DU).
Haley currently works as an evaluation associate for the Boys & Girls Club of America, LA84 Foundation, and Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Beyond the Bell evaluations. Her responsibilities include data collection (including site observations, focus groups, and interviews), qualitative and quantitative analyses, and report writing. She joined YD Eval not only to immerse herself in the practice of evaluation, but to work directly with the programs that work to provide high quality developmental opportunities to positively impact youth.
Besides being a part of YD Eval, Haley is actively expanding her evaluation education and experiences while engaging in research on evaluation. Her current research efforts explore how evaluators utilize contexts in their practice. In her free time, Haley enjoys exploring the outdoors, travelling home to Chicago to eat deep dish pizza, and relaxing with her friends and family.