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Charla Henley

Team Lead and Director of the Summer Institute

Email: 
cehenley@unm.edu
Phone: 
505-277-1728
Charla (Henley) Orozco is currently employed as an Institutional Researcher in the Office of Assessment & Academic Program Review at the University of New Mexico. She is also the Program Coordinator for the Monthly Evaluation Lab ECHO Learning Community and the upcoming 2020 Evaluation Lab Summer Institute. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish Literature and Business Administration, earned through Roanoke College in May 2014. She is also a graduate of UNM with a Master’s in Latin American Studies (class of 2016). Charla began working with the Evaluation Lab as a graduate student and fellow. During her first year with the Evaluation Lab, she worked with Enlace Comunitario to evaluate their Youth Leader program through a fun and interactive focus group, paired with other supplemental evaluation activities. The second year, she served as a Senior Fellow, continuing to work with Enlace Comunitario, but evaluating a different preventative program. In the third year, Charla continued with Enlace Comunitario as a Senior Fellow, evaluating an intervention program. Last year, she served as the Team Lead for the developmental evaluation of a new program at Enlace Comunitario. This year, she continues as a Team Lead with the Enlace Comunitario group, evaluating the LIDER program.
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Sonia Bettez

Team Lead

Email: 
spbettez@unm.edu

Sonia Bettez was born in Bogotá, Colombia, speaks Spanish and English and blends Latino and U.S. cultures. Sonia graduated from the University of New Mexico with a PhD in Sociology. Her research interests span health equity/justice and Latino immigration policies. Sonia is committed to bridging academic knowledge and policy to improve the lives of underrepresented populations. At the UNM Evaluation Lab for the past five years, Sonia has worked with several nonprofit organizations, mentored students and contributed to the creation of the Summer Institute, where nonprofit organizations learn the fundamentals of program evaluation.


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Melissa Binder

Associate Director

Email: 
mbinder@unm.edu

Melissa Binder is Associate Director of the UNM Evaluation Lab, which she helped create in 2015.  She also directs the UNM Master of Public Policy and is an Associate Professor of Economics.  Melissa is team lead for the PB&J evaluation, which has focused on developing data systems to track client progress.  Her research and policy interests include labor market and educational equity, and among her publications are analyses of the motherhood wage gap, gender equity in faculty pay, and the socio-economic achievement gap in higher education.

Claudia Diaz Fuentes

Director

Email: 
claudiadf@unm.edu