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Agnieszka Rykaczewska is an advanced Ph.D. student at Claremont Graduate University’s Evaluation and Applied Research Methods program, with more than seven years’ experience in evaluation and research. She began her evaluation career as a research associate evaluating a mental health intervention program for youth ages 14 to 21. In addition to assisting the implementation of the evaluation, she assisted in developing engaging and interactive trainings on evaluation for program staff and, in an innovative approach, worked closely with program youth to disseminate data to the community through theatrical and artistic performances. Since coming to CGU, Miss Rykaczewska has managed the evaluations of a variety of educational programs, ranging from STEM education, career and trade skill development, afterschool programming, and curriculum frameworks. For example, she led the evaluation of The Learning Center at the Los Angeles Fairplex, a program intended to provide career skills and support academic progress of high school students at risk of dropout. At the same time, she assisted in the evaluation of International Baccalaureate’s Middle Years Program by leading sub-teams in extensive literature and document reviews, development of a performance monitoring framework, survey creation and administration in three languages with over 1400 sites across 150 countries, data analysis and tailored reporting. Miss Rykaczewska’s research interests focus on exemplary evaluation, evaluator roles, and incorporating culture into multi-country evaluations.