Latino/a Responsive Evaluation Discourse

LA RED TIG Week: Evaluar con confianza es mejorar / Evaluation with trust is improvement by Susana Morales

My name is Susana Morales and I am the Co-Founder of Communities in Collaboration | Comunidades en Colaboración. I am also a member of La Red TIG, YFE TIG, and the IC TIG and locally support the San Francisco Bay Area Evaluators and Applied Researchers group. During this short piece, I want to discuss working …

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LA RED TIG Week: Evaluators as Allies by Asma M. Ali and Grisel M. Robles-Schrader

This is Asma Ali, of AA & Associates, and Grisel Robles-Schrader, of Northwestern University, from Chicago. Along with many colleagues, we are core members of the Latinx Responsive Evaluation Discourse (LaRED) Topical Interest Group. As members of LaRED, we are often asked whether the group is only for Latinx evaluators. By design, LaRED is inclusive …

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LA RED TIG Week: Understanding Systemic Trauma When Working With Latinx Communities by Josephine V. Serrata, Gabriela Hurtado Alvarado, & Laurie Cook Heffron

Hello, we are evaluators, researchers and practitioners who work alongside Latinx communities in Austin, TX. Josephine V. Serrata, Ph.D. is an independent evaluation consultant and licensed psychologist, Gabriela Hurtado Alvarado, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and research program manager at the University of Texas at Austin, and Laurie Cook Heffron, Ph.D. is a licensed …

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LA RED TIG Week: Evaluation Approaches with Latinx Communities by Lisa Aponte-Soto, Grisel M. Robles-Schrader and Arthur Hernandez

¡Saludos! We are Lisa Aponte-Soto, Grisel M. Robles-Schrader, and Arthur Hernandez co-chairs of the Latinx Responsive Evaluation Discourse Network or La RED TIG. Lisa Aponte-Soto, PhD, MHA serves as Associate Director of Community Engaged Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Grisel Robles-Schrader, MPA is the Research Portfolio Manager, Center for Community Health and …

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CEA Week: Partnerships for Networking and Evaluation Capacity Building by Lisa Aponte-Soto

Hello! ¡Saludos! I’m Lisa Aponte-Soto, an AEA GEDI alumna, Latinx Responsive Evaluation Discourse (La RED) TIG chair, and CEA local affiliate member. I currently serve as Associate Director of Community Engaged Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. La RED and CEA foster communities of practice to exchange ideas and enhance collective learning around evaluation …

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LA RED TIG Week: Polycephaly and the Evaluator of Color by Wanda Casillas

My name is Wanda Casillas, and I am an evaluator with Deloitte Consulting, LLC. I am a member of LA RED, the MIE TIG, and an alum of AEA’s GEDI Program. I have been privileged to be under the care of AEA’s community since I was born into the evaluation world. I have been mentored, …

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LA RED TIG Week: Latina/o Evaluation – Mentoring by Art Hernandez

My name is Art Hernandez, Visiting Professor at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. I was an AEA MSI Fellow early on and have served as the Director for several cohorts – most recently this past year. I serve and have served as evaluator and teacher of evaluation and am very …

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LA RED TIG Week: Valuing Bilingual/Bicultural Evaluators’ Communication Skills to Engage Audiences by Norma Martínez-Rubin

¡Hola!/Hello! My name is Norma Martínez-Rubin and I am a bilingual health educator and program evaluator. I’ve had the privilege of being considered a liaison by program administrators interested in engaging their Latino/a, Spanish-speaking constituencies for program development and/or improvement. By designing linguistically appropriate surveys and focus groups on collaborative projects, my evaluation colleagues and …

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LA RED TIG Week: Social capital, community and access: Lessons toward workforce diversity by Silvia Mazzula

Hello! I’m Silvia Mazzula, Counseling Psychologist, Associate Professor at John Jay College and the founding director of the Latina Researchers Network (LRN) –  a research-based and multidisciplinary network with over 3,000 members nationwide. Over the past five years, I have led LRN’s design, incubation and evaluation efforts. The purpose of LRN is to increase the …

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LA RED TIG Week: LatCrit Revisited by Leah C. Neubauer

I am Leah C. Neubauer with the Program in Public Health at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University.  I serve as Past-President of the Chicagoland Evaluation Association (CEA) and the co-chair of AEA’s Local Affiliate Collaborative (LAC). This posts revisits LatCrit Theory as a framework for advancing Latino-focused evaluation dialogues and scholarship.   Hot Tips …

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