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Meet the team behind Public Profit.

Your Partners for Success

Public Profit helps mission-driven organizations deepen their ability to learn from data, make great decisions, and improve the effectiveness and quality of their services.

We are at our best when our clients use our services to get better at what they do; this is our sole focus. This is why our engagements include a practice or learning-based component.

Public Profit creates a balance between the research-based ideal and practical realities of evaluation in the real world. This approach balances methodological rigor with timeliness, offering the best of both to our clients.

Driven by our strong company values

Meet the Team

The Public Profit team includes former youth workers, teachers, and public health advocates who are passionate about using evaluation to make public service organizations more effective.

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Alana Hall

Consultant

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Alana started her time at Public Profit working as a long-term contractor, signed on through a company specializing in providing superlative administrative support to growing businesses. Prior to that she worked in Quality Assurance at a large hospital and as a patient liaison for a physician practice. She holds a B.S. in Health Administration from The University of North Florida.

As Assistant at Public Profit, Alana provides comprehensive support to all team members across various tasks and functions. She contributes to project teams as well as to business development and operations. Alana’s many responsibilities include complex calendaring, correspondence and logistics, copy-editing, research, and marketing.

Alana is passionate about organization and efficiency, continual learning, and motherhood. She is dedicated to using her diverse skill set and attention to detail to enhance the quality of Public Profit’s work and ultimately make a meaningful difference to those we serve.

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Alison Berlinski, MS Ed.

Senior Consultant

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Ali’s background is as an educator, teaching and serving youth in New York City, San Francisco, and abroad. She began her career as a special education teacher in the NYC Teaching Fellow program, in Brooklyn, NY. She has also taught abroad in Spain and is bilingual in Spanish. Prior to Public Profit, Ali was an Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction at a high school in San Francisco. Having spent the majority of her career working with historically underserved communities, she developed an interest in understanding how to take an asset-based approach towards data interpretation that centers participant’s voices and lived experiences.

Ali is invested in equitable and culturally appropriate evaluation, with the aim of using inquiry and data to drive social justice rather than to perpetuate systems of harm and oppression. She was drawn to Public Profit for the opportunity to leverage participatory methods for data collection and analysis and help mission-driven organizations tell meaningful stories of their impact in partnership with the communities they serve.

In her role as a Consultant, Ali leads quantitative and qualitative data collection, management, and analysis. She co-facilitates presentations and trainings and contributes to a variety of deliverables including written reports and data visualizations. She is dedicated to promoting equity by helping organizations tell their story through data.

Ali’s project portfolio has recently included:

  • A multi-program evaluation of various California out-of-school-time programs aimed to advance educational equity for marginalized youth in partnership with Partnership for Children and Youth for The San Diego Foundation.
  • An analysis of how missing and disparate data collection since the start of the pandemic has impacted measures of student and school success for different schools in the country for NewSchools Venture Fund.
  • An evaluation of how Girls Leadership’s various trainings and curriculum impact educators and youth.
  • Evaluating how the Museum of the African Diaspora’s educational program carries out the museum’s theory of change and impacts educators, teaching artists, and students.
  • Designing a data collection strategy and capacity building for the Latino Education Advancement Foundation, a bay area-based organization supporting Latinx students persist in higher education.

Anat Berday-Sacks

Associate

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Anat discovered her love of spreadsheets while volunteering at a refugee resettlement office. After earning a BA degree in International Development from the University of Maryland and working for nonprofits in a variety of roles, locations, and sectors, she noticed two things: mission-driven organizations struggled to
“prove” their impact, and she loved to use data and design thinking to elevate community voice. Prior to joining Public Profit, Anat worked with diverse communities including unaccompanied migrant youth in France and minority food entrepreneurs in Utah. Anat loves traveling and talking to new people, so she aims to improve her varying proficiency in Arabic, Hebrew, French, and Spanish.

Anat was drawn to Public Profit for the opportunity to improve the efficacy, inclusivity, and impact of mission-driven organizations. She believes client-centered, data-driven evaluation ensures programs are inclusive, responsive, and effective.

As an Associate at Public Profit, Anat leads quantitative and qualitative data collection, management, and analysis. She co-facilitates presentations and training and contributes to a variety of deliverables including written reports and data visualizations. Anat also provides project administration support, including scheduling, client communication, and preparing materials for meetings and trainings.

Anat’s project portfolio has recently included:

  • An evaluation of STEM Next Opportunity Fund’s Million Girls Moonshot, a movement aimed at engaging one million more girls in STEM learning opportunities to improve data collection efforts.
  • A mixed-methods evaluation of the Magic Cabinet Foundation’s cohort-based approach to participatory grantmaking.
  • Improving data collection and expanding evaluation capacity for the Latino Education and Advancement Fund (LEAF).

Anna-Francesca Magat

Associate

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Anna’s background is in statistics and youth program support. Anna graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a BS degree in statistics. Her senior project was to lesson plan and teach a 50-minute lecture on one sample t-testing to an Intro to Statistics class. She collaborated with her senior advisor on how to create a lesson plan that was fun, engaging, and effective. That was when she realized she wanted to support the mission of making data analysis more accessible and fun to learn for others. Anna is excited to work alongside Public Profit and continue to learn how to effectively tell stories about our communities and world with data.

After graduation, Anna continued her work at Pivotal, a nonprofit organization in San Jose that provides youth in foster care with academic and career coaching and resources to help them reach their goals. Anna worked on the Learning and Evaluation team where she conducted surveys and spoke with youth in foster care on what they liked most about their experience at Pivotal.

As an Associate at Public Profit, Anna leads quantitative and qualitative data collection, management, and analysis. She co-facilitates presentations and training and contributes to a variety of deliverables including written reports and data visualizations. Anna also provides project administration support, including scheduling, client communication, and preparing materials for meetings and trainings.

Anna’s project portfolio has recently included:

  • An evaluation of STEM Next Opportunity Fund’s Million Girls Moonshot, a movement aimed at engaging one million more girls in STEM learning opportunities.
  • Evaluating a state-funded initiative to promote resiliency among substance using mothers and prevent child abuse.

Ava Elliott

Associate Director

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Ava started her career working directly with youth at an outdoor science camp. She comes from a long line of educators and social sector workers. She has a passion for helping mission-driven organizations use their data to help strengthen their work. Ava has a knack for making complex data comprehensible to all audiences, often through creative data visualizations.

Ava started her time at Public Profit working as a Project Assistant. Prior to that, she was in the legal field, working at a small law office as well as a District Attorney’s office. Ava earned her BA in Political Science from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

As the Associate Director at Public Profit, Ava leads quantitative and qualitative data collection, management, and analysis. She co-facilitates presentations and trainings, and contributes to a variety of deliverables including written reports and data visualizations. Additionally, Ava provides training and coaching to staff to help them discover and implement new ways to serve our clients.

Ava’s project portfolio has recently included:

  • An evaluation of Tipping Point Community’s Emerging Leaders Fellowship aimed to support the growth and leadership skills of emerging nonprofit leaders of color.
  • An evaluation of the citywide network of publicly-funded after school programs in San Francisco Unified School District.
  • An evaluation of Too Small to Fail’s Early Math program, a program aimed at helping children start kindergarten prepared to succeed.
  • Program design support for the Center for Youth Wellness on a public education campaign called Stress Health, which aims to raise awareness among parents and caregivers of the negative effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress in children, and ways for them to counter these effects.

Corey Newhouse

Founder & Principal

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Corey got her start as a teacher at Summerbridge Cincinnati in the early 1990s and has been involved in educational equity and social justice movements ever since. She founded Public Profit to build a team that would seamlessly blend social science research methods, organizational change strategy, and a deep commitment to supporting changemakers.

Corey’s formal training is in program evaluation, education policy, and statistical analysis. Prior to launching Public Profit in 2007, Corey was a Senior Policy Associate with Children Now, supporting the policy team with data and evaluation, and as an Associate with HTA, a strategy and fundraising consulting firm. Corey earned her MPP at UC Berkeley and her BA at Columbia College.

As the Founder and Principal of Public Profit, Corey leads the team’s strategic direction, external relationships, and business development. In addition, Corey serves as an internal thought partner to project teams, assisting with the design of Public Profit’s engagements in evaluation, capacity building, and strategic program design. She is co-author of Public Profit’s Creative Ways to Solicit Stakeholder Feedback and Dabbling in the Data, and a contributor to Evaluation Failures: 22 Tales of Mistakes Made and Lessons Learned (Sage Publications). She is a co-editor of the volume, Measure, Use, Improve! Data Use in Out-of-School Time (Information Age Publishing).

Corey’s project portfolio has recently included:

  • Co-facilitating Driving Toward Impact, an evaluation-focused community of practice for Tipping Point Community grantees.
  • Piloting a learning and evaluation capacity building initiative with Immigrant and Refugee Community Organizations to strengthen program design, data collection, and continuous quality improvement processes across IRCO’s service areas.
  • Revising the California Expanded Learning Quality Assessment Tool, a free resource from the California After School network to support out-of-school time programs in assessing their policies and practices.

Emery Webster

Associate

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Emery brings a passion for working with data and experience in food access advocacy to their role at Public Profit.

They graduated from Oberlin College with a degree in Psychology and a concentration in Statistics, and completed a senior honors thesis on the effect of systems thinking on pro-environmental behavior.

Their background in sustainability research led them to begin working for a food recovery organization in Boston, addressing the intersection between food waste and food insecurity. Providing access to fresh food to mission-driven organizations across the greater Boston area rooted their future work trajectory in addressing the inequitable distribution of resources to marginalized communities. They moved to the Bay during the pandemic to continue doing food recovery work for a local food bank, where they were able to use their background in statistics to improve program data tracking and analysis.

Emery is excited to continue to use data at Public Profit as a tool to help other mission-driven organizations better tell stories of their impact and shape their programs to serve the needs of their communities. They believe that through intentional data collection and surveying, organizations can uplift the lived experience of their participants as subject matter experts.

As an Associate at Public Profit, Emery leads quantitative and qualitative data collection, management, and analysis. They co-facilitate presentations and training and contributes to a variety of deliverables including written reports and data visualizations. They also provide project administration support, including scheduling, client communication, and preparing materials for meetings and trainings.

Emery’s project portfolio has recently included:

  • A multiyear evaluation of the ECMC Foundation Postsecondary Career and Technical Education Leadership Collaborative across six different grantee partners serving over 600 former and current Fellows.
  • Ongoing evaluation of The Chan Zuckerberg Institute’s Inclusive Entrepreneurship Initiative, which supports BIPOC and immigrant entrepreneurs in the Bay Area.

Hannah Pickar, MA

Senior Consultant

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Hannah is devoted to improving the lives of children and families. She knew from her direct work with youth that high quality programs that support families had a profound impact, but saw that often the underlying factors that drive success were murky. Hannah was drawn to Public Profit’s work focusing on uncovering those key drivers and providing the data-driven insights that help agencies measure impact and improve the quality of their programming.

Hannah’s background is in child development and psychology. Hannah earned her BA degree in Honors Psychology at Scripps College, and her MA degree in Positive Developmental Psychology and Program Evaluation at Claremont Graduate University, where she was trained in the theory and methods needed to design, implement, and evaluate programs aimed at fostering positive human development. Prior to joining Public Profit, Hannah was a Research and Evaluation Associate for Clarus Research.

Hannah is now a Consultant at Public Profit. Hannah designs evaluation studies, develops project strategy, and manages implementation including all aspects of data collection, analysis, and reporting.

Hannah’s project portfolio has recently included:

  • An evaluation of School’s Out Washington as the intermediary grant-making organization for King County’s Best Starts for Kids Quality Out-of-School Time strategy.
  • An evaluation of a space transformation project with Too Small to Fail and the California Department of Social Services.
    An evaluation of EDMO’s out-of-school programs that combine STEAM curriculum with social emotional learning.
  • Designing an evaluation framework for Endless OS, an organization developing a suite of offline-capable autonomous learning materials.
  • An evaluation of the California Academy of Sciences’ Science Action Club, a nationwide hands-on STEM in out-of-school time program.

Helen Blom, MPH

Senior Associate

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Helen’s background is in Public Health with a passion for illuminating health disparities for invisible populations. Growing up in her Tongan, Pacific Islander community in Los Angeles, CA she quickly understood that she wanted to dedicate her career to service and public health advocacy. Her motivations lead her to serve as a college and mental health counselor with middle school youth through AmeriCorps VISTA where she conducted academic advising interventions with 8th-grade scholars and managed a college center on-site. In this role, she realized how important acquiring school-level data for positive change is to improve the lives and wellbeing of students.

Helen earned her BA in Environmental Studies and Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz where she delved into her passions of environmental justice initiatives and peer advising. Her love for science and social justice inspired her public health journey. After her AmeriCorps gap year, she received her MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan (U-M), School of Public Health. She has been trained in Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR), advanced statistical methodology, and theories of social behavior. Prior to starting at Public Profit, Helen worked as a Graduate Residential Advisor, Wellness Coach, and Pacific Islander adolescent health disparities researcher with the Institute for Social Research at U-M. Helen was drawn from her past experiences to Public Profit’s work focusing on data driven insights that help programs measure and improve the quality of programming.

As a Senior Associate at Public Profit, Helen leads quantitative and qualitative data collection, management, and analysis. She co-facilitates presentations and training and contributes to a variety of deliverables including written reports and data visualizations. Helen also provides project administration support, including scheduling, client communication, and preparing materials for meetings and trainings.

Helen’s project portfolio has recently included:

  • An evaluation of a space transformation project with Too Small to Fail and the California Department of Social Services.
  • Co-facilitating Driving Toward Impact: Data for Equity, an intensive capacity-building cohort for Tipping Point Community grantees to adapt an equity lens to analyze potential inequities in their client services and outcomes.
  • An evaluation of the San Pablo Beacon Community Schools Initiative, the City of San Pablo’s grant program to support the implementation of community schools at all San Pablo schools.

Isha Soni

Associate

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Isha has a background in education and policy. She graduated with a B.A. from Emory University where she majored in International Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies. There, she researched the ways in which national education policy in Turkey was failing Syrian refugees. Her professional experience exposed her to a range of on-the-ground research experience. She worked at an education startup where she analyzed parent surveys in rapid cycles to ensure all family voices were heard in schools. She worked with an NGO in a rural Nepali village to create a community survey to gain insight into perceptions around local education in government schools.

These experiences inspired her drive to evaluate mission-driven programs for efficacy and impact, which ultimately led her to Public Profit. She believes in working with clients to create meaningful initiatives for the people they serve.

As an associate at Public Profit, Isha leads quantitative and qualitative research, contributing to written reports and presentations. Isha also provides project administration support including scheduling meetings, client communication, and preparing materials for meetings and training. 

Isha’s project portfolio has recently included:

  • Providing evaluation capacity building supports to the Oakland Unified School District.
  • An evaluation of Help a Mother Out’s diaper bank programs in Alameda and San Francisco counties.
  • Training Boys and Girls Club of San Leandro’s afterschool staff on program quality indicators to set them up for meaningful self-assessment.

Jean Hong, MPH

Associate

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Jean’s background is in Public Health, specifically in Community Health and Prevention. She has experience with domestic and international projects in the areas of women, maternal, & child health services. More recently she has experience in the public school system in Colorado, providing health care and administrative services at an alternative middle school.

Jean earned her BS in Exercise Biology at the University of California, Davis and her MPH at Drexel University in Philadelphia. She is an avid learner, and this is indicative of her varied life experiences. From driving buses, to learning how to fly a helicopter, and living & working overseas, Jean is keen to learn more about the world and people.

As an Associate at Public Profit, Jean leads quantitative and qualitative data collection, management, and analysis. She co-facilitates presentations and training and contributes to a variety of deliverables including written reports and data visualizations. Jean also provides project administration support, including scheduling, client communication, and preparing materials for meetings and trainings.

Jean’s project portfolio has recently included:

  • A multi-program evaluation of various California out-of-school-time programs aimed to advance educational equity for marginalized youth in partnership with Partnership for Children and Youth for The San Diego Foundation.
  • Assisting an on-going evaluation of California Mini-Corps, a statewide migrant pupil tutoring program and bilingual/bicultural teacher training program.

Jessica Manta-Meyer

Managing Director/Oakland Office

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Jessica began her career as a peer volunteer on a national LGBTQ youth talkline providing referrals and support ranging from referrals to suicide prevention to information about local LGBTQ community centers. Challenged by what she heard on the talkline, and by some of her own experiences with the health care system, she developed an interest in health education, equity and advocacy, which launched a career in the social services sector. Eventually, Jessica combined that with a lifetime love of numbers and inquiry, which led her to program evaluation.

Prior to joining Public Profit, Jessica had several years of experience creating, directing and evaluating a range of youth development, LGBT, and health programs. Her work has run the gamut of nonprofit and social service roles including program design, strategy, nonprofit finance, human resources, and inernal evaluations. Jessica earned her BA degree in Latin American Studies at Carleton College, and completed a year of theology studies at the Pacific School of Religion. She is proficient in Spanish.

Jessica directs many of the projects at Public Profit. She designs evaluation studies, develops project strategy, and manages implementation including all aspects of data collection, analysis, and reporting. An expert facilitator, Jessica also facilitates large stakeholder meetings and evaluation capacity building trainings and provides evaluation coaching to clients and staff alike.

Jessica’s project portfolio has included:

  • An on-going evaluation of California Mini-Corps, a statewide migrant pupil tutoring program and bilingual/bicultural teacher training program.
  • Designing an evaluation strategy including evaluation of policy and advocacy efforts for Afterschool Alliance’s STEM Hub.
  • Developing Public Profit’s evaluations of multi-site after school programs run by three different District-community partnerships.
  • Leading an evaluation of a national foundation’s COVID Emergency grants supporting over 250 education, media, anti-poverty, arts, and environmental organizations.
  • An evaluation of a participatory grantmaker, Magic Cabinet, that seeks to do philanthropy differently, including convening an Evaluation Advisory Group of grantees to guide the evaluation.
  • Facilitating a Data for Equity cohort for anti-poverty organizations in the greater Bay Area funded by Tipping Point Community, now in its fourth cohort.

Justine Wolitzer, MPP

Senior Consultant

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Justine’s career has always been centered around public service, but it wasn’t until she managed a database that she realized how much she liked working with data. Justine came to Public Profit because it is the perfect combination of her passion for stories, numbers, and social justice.

Prior to joining Public Profit, Justine worked in the nonprofit sector for over a decade. She worked in the fields of education, legal aid, and public radio with roles ranging from volunteer coordination to fundraising to program management. Additionally, Justine served as a policy consultant to the San Francisco Human Services Agency, supporting the implementation of a citywide diaper bank, and to the San Francisco Unified School District, supporting school facilities long-range planning. Justine earned her MPP at UC Berkeley and her BA at UC Santa Cruz.

As a Senior Consultant at Public Profit, Justine designs evaluation studies, develops project strategy, and manages implementation including all aspects of data collection, analysis, and reporting. She also facilitates evaluation capacity building trainings and provides evaluation coaching. Justine is a co-author of Public Profit’s Creative Ways to Solicit Feedback, a guide to inclusive and participatory data collection methods.

Justine’s project portfolio has recently included:

  • An evaluation of Help a Mother Out’s diaper bank programs in Alameda and San Francisco counties.
  • An evaluation capacity building partnership with the Alliance for Safety and Justice, a multi-state organization that aims to replace over-incarceration with more effective public safety solutions rooted in crime prevention, community health, rehabilitation and support for crime victims.
  • An evaluation of the San Pablo Beacon Community Schools Initiative, the City of San Pablo’s grant program to support the implementation of community schools at all San Pablo schools.
  • A retrospective evaluation of the Tipping Point Community’s Emerging Leaders Fellowship, a leadership development program for emerging nonprofit leaders of color.

Sylvia Kwon, PhD

Senior Consultant

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For two decades, Sylvia (she/her) has worked in research and evaluation across various contexts and settings, ranging from community-based organizations, higher education institutions, state education departments, and local government agencies. She has led and supported technical assistance and capacity-building projects aimed at facilitating equitable outcomes for historically underserved communities, including Indigenous students, migratory youth, and English learners. She has extensive experience in program evaluation, qualitative research, and data visualization. She is a member of the Advancing Culturally Responsive and Equitable (ACE) Evaluation Network.

Prior to joining Public Profit, Sylvia was a senior research associate at WestEd; evaluation specialist at UC Davis Health; research and assessment analyst at UC Davis; leadership development, research, and evaluation coordinator for a nonprofit organization in the Bay Area; and lecturer in Ethnic Studies. She has also served as a community advisor on issues related to school climate, teacher recruitment and retention, and gender-inclusive classroom practices. She holds a PhD in Educational Foundations and Policy from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. As a Senior Consultant at Public Profit, Sylvia works collaboratively with clients to develop evaluation studies, engage in strategic planning, and implement continuous improvement models and structures.

Sylvia’s project portfolio has recently included:

  • An ongoing evaluation of the San Pablo Beacon Community Schools Initiative, the City of San Pablo’s grant program to support the implementation of community schools at all San Pablo schools.
  • An evaluation capacity building project with the Oakland Unified School District’s Community Schools and Student Services on data literacy.
  • A multiyear evaluation of the ECMC Foundation Postsecondary Career and Technical Education Leadership Collaborative across six different grantee partners serving over 600 former and current Fellows.
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Taylor B. Anderson, MS

Consultant

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Taylor got her start as frontline staff for youth programs in outdoor education and environmental stewardship. From those positions and her educational experiences abroad, namely in Africa and Southeast Asia, she became increasingly motivated to help mission-driven organizations succeed in their pursuit of social justice. Taylor believes data is an extraordinary resource that can be leveraged to bring about positive change, and thus, was drawn to Public Profit for the opportunity to support changemakers with evaluation and strategy through participatory methods and capacity building services. She is a systems thinker constantly inspired by her community and energized by context-aware innovations.

Taylor’s formal training is in economics, applied statistics, and system dynamics. Prior to joining Public Profit, she was a researcher with Special Olympics Young Athletes supporting the evaluation of their programs in the United States and abroad and was the coordinator of the Graduate Statistics Lab for University at Buffalo’s College of Arts and Sciences helping students excel in research design, analysis, and reporting. Taylor earned her MS in Econometrics and Quantitative Economics at the University at Buffalo and her BA in Economics and Environmental Studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

Taylor is now a Senior Associate at Public Profit, where she leads quantitative and qualitative data collection, management, and analysis. She co-facilitates presentations and trainings, and contributes to a variety of deliverables including written reports and data visualizations. Taylor also provides project administration support, including scheduling, client communication, and preparing materials for meetings and trainings.

Taylor’s project portfolio has recently included:

  • Designing an evaluation framework for Endless OS, an organization developing a suite of offline-capable autonomous learning materials.
  • An evaluation of the Magic Cabinet Foundation’s cohort-based approach to participatory grantmaking, including convening an Evaluation Advisory Group of grantees to guide the evaluation.
  • An on-going evaluation of California Mini-Corps, a statewide migrant pupil tutoring program and bilingual/bicultural teacher training program.

Zerena Diaz

Operations Manager

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Zerena has a background in nonprofit administration and the arts sector.

Most recently she served as the Managing Director of Operations at a performing arts nonprofit in San Francisco.

She is passionate about grassroots organizing, self-determination, and feminism.

Zerena hopes to leverage her background in business, finance, and equity to strengthen mission driven organizations. Drawn by Public Profit’s stellar client list and equity centered values, Zerena is excited to share her expert level problem solving and collective based strategies at Public Profit.

As Operations Coordinator at Public Profit, Zerena supports the day-to-day business management including contracting, accounting, administrative support, and human resources. Zerena is an artist at heart and brings that spirit into her work every day with a balance of creativity and organization.

Vivian Dai

Associate

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Vivian comes to Public Profit with a background in cognitive science and experience in education and public policy. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA degree in Cognitive Science and a minor in Computer Science. Afterwards she moved to the Bay Area and taught middle school science for three years at a Title I school. Teaching through the years of the COVID-19 pandemic, she witnessed the incredible resilience of youth in the face of unprecedented learning environments, as well as gaps in the evaluation of student progress and school programs that still exist within the public education system. This fueled her desire to develop evaluation practices that center the people and communities being served or affected.

She is dedicated to Public Profit’s mission of helping organizations doing great work deepen their ability to learn from data in order to do even better work.

After teaching, Vivian completed a Public Policy and Advocacy Fellowship at the Connecticut Commission for Women, Children, Seniors, Equity & Opportunity. There, she organized a symposium for legislators and community leaders to come together to discuss how to implement a racial equity tool in the state legislature. She also supported policy analysis efforts of a state anti-bullying statute. Through this work she continued to observe the importance of responsive and mindful evaluation whenever people are affected or involved.

As an Associate at Public Profit, Vivian leads quantitative and qualitative data collection, management, and analysis. She co-facilitates presentations and training and contributes to a variety of deliverables including written reports and data visualizations. She also provides project administration support, including scheduling, client communication, and preparing materials for meetings and trainings.

Vivian’s project portfolio has recently included:

  • An evaluation of the MacArthur Foundation’s Fellows Program to inform how the foundation can best support creativity through the fellowship.
  • Ongoing evaluation of The Ford Family Foundation’s Rural Community Building programs, which support rural community efforts in Oregon and Siskiyou County, CA.
  • Providing capacity-building insights for the evaluation department at the Alliance for Safety and Justice.

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