Geovana is a research assistant whose work is driven by a passion for collaboration and social justice. She currently serves as an evaluation lead for a statewide review of a program for transitional age foster youth. In this role, she coordinates and conducts site visits, interviews, and focus groups with diverse stakeholders, examines program audit data for contract compliance, and reports results.
Geovana also assists in a full range of data analysis activities across several projects—from cleaning data to producing descriptive statistics. From designing survey instruments to tracking research participants, Geovana is known for her attention to detail, ensuring that nothing falls through the cracks.
While earning her degree, she worked as a research assistant at the University of California, Santa Cruz, examining topics such as ethnic and gender identities. Wanting to contribute to an additional social justice cause, Geovana regularly volunteers at the local domestic violence shelter, Raphael House of Portland.
When not at work or Raphael House, she can be found hiking, attending a concert, or watching a true crime documentary.
- Bachelor of arts in psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz