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Dina de Veer

Senior Associate

I believe that people and systems are constantly changing and learning. When we use data strategically and collaboratively, we can navigate and contribute to change for the better.

Informed by over a decade of partnership with nonprofits, media strategists, media-makers, foundations, government entities and academic institutions, this belief drives me as a strategic learning partner, analyst, and project manager. In these roles, I work collaboratively with others to strengthen the capacity of organizations, communities, and individuals dedicated to informing and changing systems and policies that perpetuate inequity.

In my day-to-day work I integrate a flexible, inclusive, and humble approach, drawing upon knowledge, perspective, and skills I’ve cultivated as a social policy analyst, mixed methods researcher and in-house evaluator. Our clients and project teams rely on me to hold the big picture as well as the small—often shifting—elements of our work together. With each engagement I ensure quality, integrity, and open communication. Ultimately, everything I do is in service of strengthening our clients’ capacity for learning, enhancing their strategies for meeting the needs of their target constituencies, and sharing their stories of contribution and impact.

When I am not strategically learning, I can be found hiking in the hills with my family, jogging with my dog, rock climbing, enjoying coffee and pastries, or chasing after my toddler.

Expertise, Passions, and Pursuits
  • Advocacy and policy change
  • Complex systems change
  • Social determinants of health
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Film and media impact
Technical Specialties
  • Mixed method evaluation design
  • Evaluation planning
  • Process, formative, developmental, and summative evaluation
  • Quantitative and qualitative protocol design, data collection and analysis
  • Evaluation capacity building
Past Experience
  • Research & Evaluation Manager at Active Voice
  • Junior Research Analyst at IMPAQ International (formerly Berkeley Policy Associates)
  • MPP, Gerald R. Ford of Public Policy at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • BA, Sociology and Peace and Conflict Studies, University of California, Berkeley

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