Evaluators

Mariko Chang Consulting, Inc. has been engaged to provide on-going external evaluation throughout the period of the grant.

Mariko Chang, Ph.D., Evaluator

Dr. Mariko Chang, founder of Mariko Chang Consulting, Inc., is a researcher and independent consultant specializing in external evaluation of grants that seek to increase diversity and inclusion STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), with a particular focus on higher education.  She specializes in National Science Foundation grants such as ADVANCE, NRT, S-STEM, BII, GOLD, ATE, and RED but has worked with other grants such as NASA MIRO.  As an external evaluator, she has worked with a broad range of associations, universities, and colleges such as the University of Connecticut, Association for Women in Science, University of New Hampshire, Stanford University, Bristol Community College, Howard University, American Institute of Physics, Clemson University, and Villanova University.

Dr. Chang is also a national expert on the wealth gap, especially the gender and racial dimensions of wealth inequality, and is the author of Shortchanged: Why Women Have Less Wealth and What Can Be Done About It. Other key publications on the wealth gap include: Women and Wealth: Insights for Grantmakers, The Color of Wealth in Boston, and Lifting as We Climb: Women of Color, Wealth, and America’s Future.

Dr. Chang has a PhD in Sociology from Stanford University and was an Associate Professor of Sociology at Harvard University from 1998 to 2007 where she published work on occupational sex segregation across countries, the use of social networks for gathering financial information, and began her work on the gender wealth gap. She is a founding member of The Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap Initiative and member of the Insight Center’s Experts of Color Network.

For more information, see: www.mariko-chang.com.

Sadie Davis, M.P.P., Evaluator

Sadie Davis, founder of Sadie J Davis Consulting LLC, is an experienced program evaluator specializing in the external evaluation of federally funded initiatives to promote diversity and inclusion, particularly in the higher education and non-profit sectors. Recent grants evaluated include National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE (IT and Catalyst), NRT, INCLUDES, S-STEM, and AMP with institutions such as Stanford University, Clemson University, the University of California, Davis, Villanova University, Seattle University, Oregon State University, Association for Women in Science (AWIS) and the National Alliance for Broader Impacts (NABI).

Sadie has been involved in social justice work for more than 15 years and has worked with organizations such as UN Women Australia, the Office to Advance Women, Equity, and Diversity at Florida International University, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, an organization dedicated to ending harassment of LGBTQ military personnel.

She earned a Master of Public Policy (MPP) from the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia and bachelors’ degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

When not working, Sadie spends her free time with her family trying to discover the best hikes near her home in Colorado, reading every day to stay on top of her three book clubs, and visiting local coffee shops with members of the networking group she started for people who work from home.