Washington Evaluators is devoted to strengthening and sustaining the evaluation community in the Washington DC area by recruiting and helping to educate the next generation of evaluators. Part of this year's Next Generation 2020 focus on students, the “New Professional Scholarship" supports new professionals in integrating state-of-the-art knowledge and information sharing into their evaluation practices and approaches within their respective organizations and/or future practice.
Washington Evaluators is pleased to announce our 2020 New Professional Scholarship recipients: Fanni Farago and Bryce Leary.
Fanni Farago is a first-year Sociology PhD student at George Mason University and a Research Assistant at the Center for Social Science Research. Prior to attending Mason, she obtained her Master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Houston. Fanni is also a first-generation Hungarian-American immigrant with strong personal ties to her hometown, Budapest. This scholarship opens the door for her formal program evaluation training, which she will apply to advance a graduate student-run evaluation project for a local nonprofit.
Bryce Leary is from Falmouth, Maine, and received his BA in Political Science at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY. He then spent two years in Senegal extending sustainable agricultural techniques as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Following this experience, Bryce joined the International Development Master's program at the School of International Service with a concentration in Evaluation and is graduating this May. Bryce is excited to use the New Professional Scholarship to jump-start his career and promote the evaluation community in Washington, DC.As part of the scholarship, Fanni and Bryce will attend a course at The Evaluators' Institute (TEI) in July, and receive a complementary WE membership. To learn more about their career journey as evaluators, keep an eye out for their Member Spotlight, and to hear about their experience at TEI, be sure to join us at a WE board meeting this fall.