Katrina L. Bledsoe, senior evaluation specialist and research scientist, brings a deep expertise in education, social services, and community-based health evaluation. Bledsoe’s background in applied social psychology, mixed methods, and contextual and cultural responsiveness allows her to work with organizations seeking to strengthen interventions that enhance learning and promote health in community, state, federal, and international contexts.

Currently, Bledsoe works with philanthropic organizations such as the Sherwood Foundation and the Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation, as well as federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation, on projects that focus on evaluation design and data collection, evaluation partnering, and technical assistance.

A widely published author, Bledsoe’s work has appeared in American Journal of Evaluation and New Directions in Evaluation, as well as in books and blogs. She gave the keynote at the 32nd Annual Visitors Studies Association Conference and serves as co-chair of the American Evaluation Association’s Graduate Education Diversity Internship Workgroup.

Bledsoe holds a PhD from Claremont Graduate University, an MA from San Francisco State University, and a BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz.