Senior MEL Specialist
Anaís Henriquez, Senior MEL Specialist, is an energetic economist and monitoring, evaluation, and learning professional with a passion for proactively identifying solutions to issues affecting vulnerable populations. She has more than 20 years of experience working with national governments, the private sector, and international organizations promoting the use of findings, impact analysis, data management, and information technology to address complex and rapidly changing social problems and to quantify the impact of social investments.
Before joining EnCompass, Ms. Henriquez served in USAID/Honduras for 9 years as the development program economist and senior MEL specialist. There, she instituted an innovative MEL platform for USAID/Honduras’ $500 investments. She received USAID’s FSN of the Year award for Latin America for her leadership in a multi-year, multi-donor and Government of Honduras learning and collaboration process. She has experience in violence prevention, education, economic development, environment, public health, governance, and anti-corruption projects. She is an avid reader and is fascinated by all the potential applications of Salesforce in the MEL world.
Ms. Henriquez received her MA in Economics from Washington University and graduated magna cum laude from Whitman College, where she received a BA in Economics. She is a Fellow of the seventh class of the Central America Leadership Initiative and a member of the Aspen Institute’s Global Leadership Network. She founded and managed two nonprofits in Honduras focused on rural children’s development and the promotion of public spaces and parks. She is fluent in English and Spanish.