Ari Cooper is a Project Coordinator for EnCompass’ Technical Assistance and Evaluation team. He is working on the MacArthur On Nigeria Evaluation and Technical Assistance contracts and the DoS DRL PAIRS Mechanism Evaluation. Before joining EnCompass, Mr. Cooper worked as a Program Associate for a small USAID contractor providing home office support for third-party monitoring and verification contracts based in Iraq and Yemen. He also served in the Peace Corps in Albania as a Community and Organizational Development volunteer. His professional focus areas cover monitoring and evaluation, democracy and development, capacity building, and humanitarian aid. He holds a BA in Law, Societies, and Justice from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, with a focus in comparative legal institutions.