Evaluation and Applied 

Research Consulting

Subtitle

Curriculum Vitae

curriculum vitae (abbreviated)

EDUCATION 

2014 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan 

2013 Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, Dept. of Human Development, Cornell University

2012 M.A., Department of Human Development, Developmental Psychology, Cornell University

2006 B.A. Psychology, University of Texas at San Antonio; minors, Biology and Statistics

  *Other training: Excel/ MS Office; Leadership Training 

HONORS / AWARDS

Fall 2012 Provost Diversity Fellowship 

Fall 2010 Latino Studies Program Research Grant

Fall 2008 American Evaluation Association/Duquesne University Diversity Fellow (1yr)

Fall 2007 SUNY Diversity Fellowship

RESEARCH AND EVALUATION EXPERIENCE

02/14- now Evaluation Consultant, Choose Health: Food, Fun, and Fitness, 4-H New York State Office

08/10-now Educational Evaluation Consultant, 4-H New York State Office

01/12- 09/13 Evaluation Consultant, Department of Defense Exceptional Family Member Program

01/12- 09/12 Educational Evaluation Consultant, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill/North Carolina State University, Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate

09/08-09/09 Graduate Education Diversity Intern with the American Evaluation Association (AEA)

01/10-12/13 Graduate Research Assistant, Cornell Office of Research on Evaluation

09/06-12/06 Intern, Office of the Congressman Henry Cuellar, U.S. House of Representatives, San Antonio

06/06-12/06 Research Assistant, Laboratory for Rational Decision-Making, Cornell University

05/06-07/06 Research Assistant to Legislative Affairs Director for the American Medical Student Association, Washington, D.C. National Headquarters

01/06-12/06 Program Evaluation Consultant, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

01/06-06/06 Research Assistant, DYAD Laboratory, University of Texas at San Antonio

01/06- 06/06 Team Leader for Analysis and Management of Data, Medical Student Disaster Relief Effort, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

05/05-01/06 Coordinator Assistant, Diabetes and Glandular Disease Research, P.A.

09/2004 Research Consultant, University of California at Los Angeles                

05/02- 06/05 Social Science Research Assistant II, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

08/13-12/13 Teaching Assistant, Cornell University, HD 2380 Scientific Reasoning

06/13-07/13 Lecturer, Cornell University, HD 2390 Cognitive Development in Cultural Contexts

08/10-12/10 Teaching Assistant, Cornell University, HD 2300 Cognitive Development

01/10- 03/14 Mentor, Cornell University

01/09-05/09 Tutor, A.V.I.D Program, Ithaca High School

01/02-05/02 Tutor, America Reads/ K-16 Initiatives Program, University of Texas at San Antonio

 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2012 American Evaluation Association (AEA) Online webinars: Understanding Mexican Culture to Improve the Interview Experience with Mexicans

2012 AEA Online webinars: Evaluation Theory Tree

2012 AEA Two-day eStudy: Creating Surveys to Measure Performance and Assess Needs

2011 AEA Online Webinar: Utilization-Focused Evaluation

2011 Concept Systems Incorporated Two-Day eCourse: An Introduction to Concept Mapping for Planning and Evaluation

2009 AEA Workshops “Extending Logic Models”, “Systems Thinking”

2009 Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) Career Development Conference by special invitation

2009 Concept Systems Incorporated Two-Day in person Training: Facilitated Training for CSI Applications

2008 American Evaluation Association (AEA) Workshop “Collaborative Evaluation”, “Transformative Mixed Methods Evaluation”

2008 American Evaluation Association (AEA) Workshop “Transformative Mixed Methods Evaluation” 

 PRESENTATIONS

Every Fall: Workshop, Cultural Responsiveness in Applied Research and Evaluation, Claremont Graduate University Professional Development Workshop Series

Guest Lecture, An Introduction to Cultural Psychology, Cornell University, Department of Human Development

Paper: Capturing Quality: Rubrics for Logic Models, and Evaluation Plans, American Evaluation Association Conference 2010: Evaluation Quality

Paper: Using Systems Thinking Concepts in Evaluation of Complex Programs, American Evaluation Association Conference 2010: Evaluation Quality

Poster Presentation: Addressing Diversity in Evaluation of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Programs, American Evaluation Association Conference 2009: Context and Evaluation

Multipaper Session Presentation: Culturally Responsive Leaders: Toward Transforming and Adapting Communities for Public Good, American Evaluation Association Conference 2009: Context and Evaluation

Poster Presentation: Cognitive Representations, Acculturation, and Adolescent Decision making30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society

Poster presentation: A Fuzzy-trace Theory of Acculturation and Adolescent Decision-making: Is HIV worth It?, 20th Annual Convention for the Association for Psychological Science

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