Alexandra Mack is an American Evaluation Association GEDI Scholar, working with EnCompass’ evaluation team for the 2020–2021 GEDI cohort. She is a second-year MSW student at Howard University’s School of Social Work, where she is focusing on issues of migration and displacement. Most recently, Ms. Mack was selected as the 2020-2021 Founders Fellow—Howard University's School of Social Work's highest academic honor. As a Founders Fellow, she will be conducting research on better practices for child welfare performance evaluation.
Through her role as a GEDI Scholar, she is afforded the opportunity to deepen her capacity to work in racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse settings, increase her understanding of culturally responsive evaluation, and be at the forefront of an expanding the pool of graduate students of color within the field of evaluation. Ms. Mack was also selected as a Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Scholar. As a BHWET Scholar, she has the opportunity to enhance her clinical competencies to work with at-risk populations as well as vulnerable and medically underserved populations across the lifespan. Before joining EnCompass, she worked for 3 years in domestic education monitoring. Ms. Mack is also interested in exploring the use of sports as a tool for increasing social inclusion among displaced populations. She looks forward to gaining additional experience in the international sector, in line with her long-term goal of working in monitoring and evaluation for international refugee programming.