I've worked as a Strategy Lead, Researcher and Evaluator, Sessional Instructor, Community Investment Specialist, and Community Development Worker. I have experience working as a consultant on a variety of projects that required the skills listed to the right.
I am a committed life-long learner and constantly seek opportunities to enhance my current levels of knowledge and skills. I am a member of the Canadian Evaluation Association and invest in on-going training. I have also taken two Innoweave (www.innoweave.ca) workshop trainings in Development Evaluation and Collective Impact and am listed as one of their coaches.
I have been described as a professional who is reflective, committed, works with integrity, value-driven and passionate. I feel most comfortable working in environments where I can think "outside of the box".
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Evaluation and monitoring (including Developmental Evaluation, Utilization-focused, Practical-participatory, summative and formative)
Evaluation capacity building and Strategic Evaluation Framework development and implementation
Research using qualitative and quantitative methods
Strengths-based team development
Meeting and workshop facilitation for 5 - 150 individuals
Appreciate-Inquiry informed strategic planning and organizational development
Literature review and synthesis
Theory of Change, logic model and program development
Particular experience in community development, collaboratives, complexity and systems thinking
PhD in Social Work
University of Toronto
2007 - 2012
I completed my PhD in Social Work with a qualitative dissertation on the experiences of "low-skilled" Temporary Foreign Workers in Southern Alberta. During this program, I taught as a sessional instructor, assisted several faculty members in their own research projects and recieved an RBC Fellowship and Ontario Graduate Scholarship. I have since published from my dissertation and other journal articles.
Masters in Social Work
2000 - 2002
I completed an MSW with a specialization in Communities, Organizations, Management and Policy.