Carly is a Senior Evaluator at SmartStart Evaluation and Research. She supports evaluation development and implementation of surveys, focus groups, interviews, document analyses for education-based programs. Her previous work experience involved project management, research, strategy development, and communication consulting for clients in a variety of industries, including healthcare, energy, environmental, and international development. Carly’s experience also includes researching target audiences through online surveys, interviews, and focus groups, analyzing data using both quantitative and qualitative analysis tools, and developing reports for senior level management. Formerly, she worked for the State of California Department of General Services conducting market research and data analyses to identify strategic sourcing opportunities. Carly received her M.A. in Communication, Applied Research from Johns Hopkins University, and her B.A. in Organizational Communications from California State University, Sacramento. Her research has focused on evaluating communication programs in healthcare and energy sectors.