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Alejandra Garcia Villamil

Vital Voices
Director of MEL
Alejandra Garcia-Diaz Villamil has over 13 years of research, evaluation, and monitoring experience within Latin America, Africa, and the United States. Her prior work experience focused on maintaining monitoring and evaluations systems for ProMujer, Community Research Institute at Grand Valley State University, NeighborWorks America, and National Democratic Institute. She led the program design and set up of M&E systems for programs over 30 M funded by USAID, DRL, State Dept, DFID, SIDA, and DANIDA to reduce poverty and increase women’s empowerment and political participation. Alejandra designed and conducted gender-sensitive formative and summative evaluations using participatory methods. She has also authored curriculum and learning tools to gender mainstreaming M&E. She has a Masters in Liberal Arts and Professional Studies in Gender and Women Studies from Armstrong Atlantic State University and Masters in Public Administration from the University of Oregon. She the Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning and a Phd candidate in Political Science and International Studies from the University of Birmingham, UK. Alejandra is also a co-chair of the Society of Gender Professionals.