Arts & Culture

We work closely with our clients in order to evaluate both the implementation and the impact of arts and culture programming. We collaborate with an array of organizations and cultural institutions that include museums, playhouses, state bureaus, universities, foundations, and school districts. Some of the goals of our arts-focused partners have been:

  • To put a stop to bullying
  • To gain forgiveness through artistic expression
  • To improve the community through art, dance, & music
  • To strengthen the artistic skills of youth
  • To facilitate American filmmaking workshops across the globe
  • To use theatrical productions as a tool to improve the writing skills of youths
  • To provide cultural exchange programs for youths
  • To create educational programming in museum environments

One of our greatest strengths is creating customized reports and presentations in order to meet both the needs of your various audiences as well as the grant requirements of your funders and private donors. From small program evaluation studies to large, multi-site longitudinal studies, our evaluations are designed to help our clients make critical decisions in order to strengthen their practices. We will help you make a difference in the lives of your participants and the communities you serve.

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Senior Research Associate

As a Senior Research Associate, Andrea designs and manages customized evaluations to help clients create social change. She specializes in implementation and impact evaluations in the areas of STEM education, K-12 arts and literacy education, and teacher certification programs in high-need areas, such as secondary science, mathematics and special education. With over 10 years of experience in evaluation, Andrea utilizes data to help clients effectively create quality improvements for programs in order to change the lives of participants and communities served. Empowered by VR’s mission and core values, Andrea views cultivating collaborative relationships with others as essential for achieving positive social outcomes. She earned her Master’s Degree in Developmental Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University and attended UC Berkeley.