AEA365 is made possible by our curating team. These individuals write and help others develop content so AEA can have a new blog post each day.
Sheila Robinson, Lead Curator
Sheila B. Robinson is a Grant Coordinator for the Greece Central School District (Rochester, NY) where she primarily works with the District’s Strengthening Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Programs, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education, where she teaches courses on Program Evaluation and Designing and Evaluating Professional Development. In addition, she serves as Chair of AEA’s Topical Interest Group (TIG) on PK-12 Educational Evaluation. Sheila holds degrees in special education and educational administration, as well as an Ed.D in Educational Leadership and Certificate of Program Evaluation. She spent much of her career as a classroom teacher, professional developer and instructional mentor before becoming an evaluator.
Liz Zadnik, Outreach Coordinator
Liz Zadnik is Capacity Building Specialist with the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NJCASA) and has worked in the violence prevention and reproductive justice movements as a community educator and organizer. Liz is a proud graduate of Temple University, where she received her bachelor’s in Women’s Studies. She also has her master’s in community psychology and social change from the Pennsylvania State University, concentrating on community diversity and gender. Professionally, Liz focuses on discovering and celebrating innovative sexual violence prevention approaches and communities working toward the elimination of sexual violence. She is also a self-professed “evaluation nerd” and loves all things data. Personally, Liz is searching for ways to promote self-care in the lives of activists and trauma workers through yoga and storytelling. She’d love to sit down with a hot cup of tea and hear all about you…
Sara Vaca, Creative Advisor
Sara Vaca is an independent consultant (www.EvalQuality.com) expert in evaluation of international development programs. She is specialists in resilience and livelihoods interventions.
Her background is Business Management and she holds a Master’s in Non-Profit management and another in Evaluation (by different universities in Madrid). She often works with Red Cross and Red Crescents societies as with their International Federation (Geneva).
She is also professor of M&E in a master online (www.UOC.edu).
Apart from Madrid (hometown) she has lived in Malawi and Burkina Faso and she is now based in Southern France, though she looking forward to reallocate in Asia with her family.
Her interests are (too) broad but mostly fascinated by how Data visualisation can evolve out mental paradigms and its huge potential synergies with Evaluation. Part of her job exploring this can be seen in her blog www.VisualBrains.info. She is very creative and also interested by information management and innovation. Most of her inspiration comes from working together with people and she loves getting involved in all sorts of collaboration (as this one). Rad Resource for creativity for Sara: her daily stroll in the village where she lives (Montech, France). Many good ideas click together while walking! Sara is happy to hear your “craziest” ideas!
Jayne Corso, Community Manager
Jayne Corso is the community manager for the American Evaluation Association (AEA), and provides the voice for AEA’s social media channels. She is a regular contributor to the AEA365 blog, where she writes about social media tools and trends.
Since graduating from the University of Tampa in 2010, Jayne has been pursuing marketing and social media management in both the public and private sectors. She enjoys seeing how social media continues to evolve and change the course of traditional marketing strategies. She has seen social media change from an experimental tool to a prominent engagement platform for education, membership, and consumer purposes.