The Improve Group | St. Paul, MN | Chief Practice Officer | 2013-present | Plans and coordinates the daily practice of the organization’s work with clients to make the most of information, navigate complexity, and ensure clients’ investments of time and money lead to meaningful, sustained impact. Project experience includes:
The Improve Group | St. Paul, MN | Research and Evaluation Director | 2004-2013 | Designed and managed research and evaluation projects and coordinated work of teams.
Handloom Weavers Development Society | Balaramapuram, Kerala, India | Consultant | 2006 | Updated pilot pictorial diary tool to support participatory evaluation of the Society’s efforts to understand its impact on participating households, particularly women, and identify areas for additional attention.
University of Minnesota Extension Community Vitality Office | St. Paul, MN | Research Assistant | 2006 | Conducted case studies of communities that had catalyzed community leadership, in order to educate and inspire broader audiences.
Project for Pride in Living | Minneapolis, MN | Executive Project Manager, Grant Writer, and Development Project Coordinator | 1996-2004 | Managed capital campaign, public policy initiative, and strategic planning process to strengthen organization as it provided transformative affordable housing and career readiness services.
Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota | Master of Public Policy in Community and Economic Development
University of St. Thomas | Mini-MBA in Nonprofit Management
Macalester College | Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (major) and History (minor)
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