Vicky Michener, MA

research analyst

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Vicky Michener joined ASR in April 2016.  She comes from the field of international development where she specialized in strategic planning and performance management, working and living extensively in Africa.  Vicky helps human services organizations set project goals, link interventions to objectives, monitor progress, evaluate outcomes, and use data to learn/improve and communicate accomplishments to stakeholders.  She aims to build non-profit staff capacity in program design and assessment while guiding them through a participatory process of developing logic models and outcome monitoring systems, and carrying out evaluations.  Vicky has had the honor of working with organizations implementing programs in a broad range of subject areas including child and maternal health and nutrition, food security, youth development, education, civic participation, and livelihoods.

Vicky is a transplant to California from Washington D.C. where she spent 15 years as a monitoring and evaluation specialist for USAID-funded programs.  She is passionate about participatory methods and diversity.  Vicky earned an M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Florida and a B.A. in Anthropology from Grinnell College.  Outside of work, Vicky exercises her creativity through cooking, crafting, gardening, organizing people and events, and raising a rambunctious preschooler.