Shelby Andersen-Holt is a Research Analyst who partners with foundations and organizations to learn from the people implementing and participating in social interventions. She believes that her role as an evaluator and social worker is to subvert traditional power dynamics and dignify the voices of the people in and behind programs. Shelby has designed and administered over 100 surveys, developed theories of change and evaluation plans for dozens of programs, served as the first author on several summative evaluation reports, and conducted qualitative field work in Guatemala and Greece. She has special interests in reproductive justice, mental health, disability rights, anti-poverty interventions, decolonization, and racial healing.
Shelby holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in International Studies from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.