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Associate Consultant
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Isabel is an avid learner who navigates evaluation with a kind and explorative mindset. Her creativity and openness to address clients’ needs contribute to insights that advance socially minded organizations. Beyond evaluation, Isabel loves gardening, spending time with family, and traveling.

Expertise

Evaluation
Isabel is an expert in conducting useful and meaningful evaluations that elicit social change. She strives to understand the context and needs of her clients to recommend evaluation approaches that will contribute to advancing the common good. Isabel uses data visualization and her Spanish fluency to convey compelling and inclusive insights to diverse audiences.
 
Consulting
Isabel strives to understand the world of clients and stakeholders, which enables the co-creation of meaningful evaluation frameworks for continuous improvement and accountability. She leverages people’s expertise and facilitates trusting environments of mutual learning and exploring. Isabel is skilled in working well within complexity and ambiguity.
 
Practice areas
International Community Development

Professional Experience

The Improve Group | St. Paul, MN | Associate Consultant | 2018-present | Work collaboratively with project team to complete activities to make the most of information, navigate complexity, and ensure clients’ investments of time and money lead to meaningful, sustained impact. 

University of Minnesota Extension Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships | St. Paul, MN | Graduate Assistant on Evaluation | 2017-2018 | Designed and conducted internal evaluation processes to understand the organization’s impacts in rural Minnesota and identify areas for improvement.

Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships, Sustainable Agriculture and Local Foods | St. Paul, MN | Evaluation Specialist | 2017-2018 | Created evaluation plan for U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded project on backhauling.

Global News Intelligence Latinoamérica [BUHO]| Bogotá, Colombia | Information Analyst and Senior Media Consultant | 2012-2015 | Provided strategic communication consultation to clients across government and private sectors through traditional and social media analysis, helping them navigate their public relations needs successfully.

Education

University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs | Master of Development Practice

University of Minnesota Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development | Minor in Program Evaluation

Universidad Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca | Bachelor of Arts in Economics

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