Kathleen is a current PhD candidate at Claremont Graduate University (with an expected completion in early 2020), studying Evaluation and Applied Research Methods. She possesses BA’s in Political Science and Psychology, with a minor in Women’s Studies, from Chapman University, as well as a MA in Evaluation from CGU. During her time at CGU, Kathleen has had the privilege to collaborate on over 10 evaluation projects, most of which are within the education or youth development sphere.
Kathleen first fell in love with evaluation during her year-long term of national service with AmeriCorps. After this transformative experience, Kathleen began her graduate studies at CGU and joined YD Eval. She was drawn to YD Eval’s recognition of the power of evaluation to connect people and improve lives. She was smitten with the sense of community and inclusion manifested within the YD Eval’s practice.
Kathleen strives to utilize systematic rigor and unwavering professional ethics as mechanisms for social change in her evaluation practice. She brings knowledge and experience in evaluation design, survey creation, data analysis, stakeholder engagement, and mixed methodology to her work at YD Eval. When Kathleen is not dabbling in the wonderful world of evaluation, she enjoys hiking in Colorado (her home-state), going on foodie sojourns, and binge-eating grapes.