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Membership Spotlight: Allison Schachter

Wed, May 02, 2018 8:15 PM | Anonymous member

Monitoring and Baking Come Together

Allison Schachter serves as a Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor at Pathfinder International, an international organization committed to serving the reproductive and sexual health needs of individuals around the world. Serving in this capacity for almost two years, this native New Yorker works on their Evidence to Action Project. This USAID funded program focuses on strengthening family planning and reproductive health service delivery while generating evidence that supports the scale-up of best practices. As the M&E Advisor, Allison serves in many capacities to evaluate ongoing activities, from developing evaluation strategies to analysis and report writing.

As someone new to the field, Allison joined WE two and a half years ago for greater exposure to the field, professional development opportunities, and to connect with colleagues who may be doing evaluation work in different fields. "WE has provided me the opportunity to connect with evaluation colleagues in DC that may work for very different organizations and in very different fields, but who have so much to share. I was also provided the opportunity to attend the annual AEA conference as a recipient of WE's New Professional Scholarship. This experience allowed me to expand my monitoring and evaluation skills and exposed me to many resources. I have since used those skills and resources regularly at work."

This Emory University/George Washington alum enjoys teaching, indoor cycling, baking sweet treats, and making beautiful music with her clarinet when she collaborates with the Capital City Symphony, a local orchestra in the DMV. If you need someone to whip you into shape or play you a soothing melody, feel free to contact her at aschac@gmail.com and follow her baking adventures on instagram at @bake.schac.

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