Stacy Shwartz Olagundoye, MA
Senior research analyst
Stacy Shwartz Olagundoye contributes broad experience to the evaluation field as a researcher, consultant, and former program director in community engaged scholarship and organizational programming on behalf of children, families, and communities facing vulnerable circumstances. Stacy specializes in complex, equity-focused, multi-stakeholder projects in the areas of educational disparities, community and youth development, health equity, and participatory action frameworks. She contributes ten years of combined experience in project management, and qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation. Stacy desires to be a part of change-systems that illuminate solutions and foster hope, and enjoys engaging change-makers to help advance equity, justice, and community well-being.
Stacy completed a master’s degree in community development at the University of California, Davis, and has worked as a consultant and research analyst with the UC Davis Center for Regional Change on projects including a 3-year evaluative study on chronic absenteeism in the Sacramento City Unified School District, and a state-wide study with a national youth organization on Latino youth engagement. Prior to UC Davis, Stacy served as a youth development consultant, trainer, and program director by partnering with young adults and youth practitioners to strengthen the field of out-of-school-time programming, and deliver unique, youth-relevant programs with a focus on youth in governance, civic engagement, arts education, literacy, and self-esteem. Stacy has also been a trainer with the California School-Age Consortium, facilitating trainings for clients such as Sacramento START, the Yolo County Child Care Resource and Referral Conference, and the Department of Public Health.
As a collaborator and advocate, Stacy additionally brings editing expertise, as well as a 20-year performing and literary arts background, as a lifetime devotee of writing and performative art. Her work has been published by the UC Davis Center for Regional Change, Relational Child and Youth Care Practice, and the 4-H Center for Youth Development, and her original curriculum has been implemented across youth-serving organizations throughout Northern California.