Catherine Sanders

Catherine Sanders

Catherine Sanders, Asst Director

Catherine Sanders earned her PhD in Medical Anthropology from The University of Montana in 2012. For the past 14 years, she has designed and conducted mixed methods research, impact monitoring and evaluation, and learning for US and international non-governmental organizations that work in East Africa and South Asia. She is currently Assistant Director at Expanding Opportunities, an organization specializing in childhood education for vulnerable children in Kenya. Her expertise is in health, innovation, agriculture, social networks/resources, education, and risk-taking in rural parts of the world, and her research experience includes long-term fieldwork in remote regions of Nepal, Kenya, and Uganda. She has managed and helped to train research assistants, and implemented monitoring and evaluation systems, in the US, Nepal, and Uganda. She can speak conversational Nepali and introductory-level Swahili and Luganda languages, and has had some training in Hindi and Spanish.

Catherine in Kenya

Catherine on location in Kenya

After first volunteering for the organization in 2004, Dr. Catherine Sanders recently assumed the Assistant Directorship and carries out the organization’s internal evaluation obligations as well as maintaining external evaluation contracts. We offer technical assistance in evaluation, as well as carrying out short-term consulting contracts to evaluate needs and impacts of NGO and non-profit programming at home and abroad. We help organizations:

  • Plan strategically for maximum impact
  • Assess the needs of the communities in which they work so they can better plan their activities
  • Evaluate results for better future planning and to demonstrate impact