Latino/a Responsive Evaluation Discourse

MIE & La RED TIGs Week: Community Engagement in Evaluation by Grisel Robles-Schrader

Hi I’m Grisel (pronounced Gruh-cell) Robles-Schrader, Director of Evaluation, Stakeholder-Academic Resource Panels (ShARPs), and Director of the Applied Practice Experience at Northwestern University. I am also co-chair of the Latinx Responsive Evaluation Discourse (La RED) TIG. Community engagement evaluation creates “processes for many people in a community to bring their experience, knowledge and dreams to …

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MIE & La RED TIGs Week: The Cultural is Political by Satlaj Dighe

Hi there! I’m Satlaj Dighe, doctoral candidate in Evaluation Studies program at University of Minnesota. Before joining the Ph.D. program, I worked with diverse communities in India and South-east Asia as a health trainer, researcher and community mobilizer. These are my thoughts on how to navigate power and politics working with diverse and multicultural communities. …

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MIE & La RED TIGs Week: No Tricks, Real Talk on Healing Racialized Trauma on the Evaluator’s Path by Geri Peak

Greetings good people, Geri Peak here.  I work to transform ‘selves and systems, countering racism through evaluation, training, facilitation and arts integrated learning with a collaborative of professionals in Baltimore and Beyond. Mindelyn Andeson and I hosted a thinking and healing space inspired by how white privilege, superiority and fragility infringed upon program activities, quality …

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MIE & La RED TIGs Week: Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in AEA Leadership by Eric Barela and Lisa Aponte-Soto

Hello! We are Eric Barela and Lisa Aponte-Soto, AEA Board Members-at-Large and members of the Latinx Responsive Evaluation Discourse (La RED) TIG. Eric is the Director of Measurement & Evaluation at Salesforce.org and Lisa is the Associate Director of Community Engaged Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Latinx population is one of …

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MIE & La RED TIGs Week: Diversity TIGs provide Connections and Leadership Opportunities by Asma Ali

This is Asma Ali, of AA & Associates LLC, in Chicago and Education Working Group Chair of the Latinx Responsive Evaluation Discourse (La RED) Topical Interest Group. Through the years, I have often been asked why I am an active participant in a diversity TIG that is not representative of my own Indian-American ethnicity. I wanted …

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MIE & La RED TIGs Week: Welcome to MIE & La RED AEA 365 Week by Ayesha Boyce

Hello! My name is Ayesha Boyce. I am a co-chair of the Multiethnic Issues in Evaluation (MIE) Topic Interest Group (TIG) and member of the Latinx Responsive Evaluation Discourse (La RED) TIG. I am also an assistant professor within the Department of Educational Research Methodology at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. I am excited …

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Reflections on Privilege When Working with Latin@ Communities: Perspectives from a Student Evaluator by Sarah Fleming

Greetings! I am Sarah Fleming, MSW, Grants & Evaluation Coordinator at Casa de Esperanza. I have been fortunate to work with amazing evaluators such as Dr. Josie Serrata and Dr. Rebecca Rodriguez at our National Latin@ Research Center on Family and Social Change and experienced Latin@ practitioners like Ivette Izea-Martinez in our community-based domestic violence …

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Cultural responsive evaluation in reproductive health programs targeting Latinos by Maritza Concha

Hello, I am Maritza Concha, the Principal Evaluator and owner of Covian Consulting, My expertise is primarily with evaluating programs that target the Latino community and other communities that are hard to reach such as refugees and victims of human trafficking. Growing up in a Latino family, I have been exposed to cultural beliefs that …

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LA RED TIG Week: Beyond the zero-impact result: have you checked the spillover effects? By María Fernanda Rodrigo

Greetings! I am María Fernanda Rodrigo and I am a Senior Associate evaluator at the Office of Evaluation and Oversight at the Inter-American Development Bank, where my research focuses on productive sectors. Have you ever found zero effects in your impact evaluation? After incorporating many specifications, the data is clear: your program has no effect …

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LA RED TIG Week: Challenges and Opportunities of Disaggregated Data by Rasec Niembro

I’m Rasec Niembro, an evaluator with over 6 years’ experience in Latin America, currently working as a consultant at the Inter-American Development Bank’s Office of Evaluation and Oversight. In evaluation, we know that what cannot be measured cannot be improved. As practitioners, we share the responsibility not only in terms of producing objective information but …

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