Dr. Rachel Boren has a long and diverse portfolio of training and experience with program evaluation and research in education and healthcare settings. She has extensive experience assessing student learning and other outcomes for K-12 and higher education populations, including both two and four year college settings all over the country. She also has worked as the evaluation lead for a 65 million dollar center funded by the National Institutes of Health, where she was responsible for ensuring all programs had strong evaluation plans and the necessary data for evidence based decision-making.
She has a comprehensive skillset and facilitates evaluation projects from concept to completion. This includes statistical analyses (basic and advanced), qualitative data collection (conducting interviews and focus groups), survey design, and creating reports for different needs and audiences. Dr. Boren completed her doctoral degree in Educational Research, Statistics, and Evaluation from the University of Virginia and has published peer reviewed articles about instrument validation, STEM education in K-12, and informal STEM education initiatives.