Evaluation with Heart
Hi, I’m Anna Rebecca. I also go by AR. I’m an evaluator, applied social science researcher, and community organizer occupying the Coast Salish lands of the Duwamish People.
I have worked in the cultural sector for over a decade, with experiences as an educator in history museums to evaluation in informal STEM learning spaces. However, much of my ‘heart’ work has focused on supporting and building capacity in community-led organizations and initiatives. Establishing relationships and empowering communities is a constant theme in my personal and professional practice. This can be seen in much of my community work, as a founding member of Community-Centric Fundraising, Membership Chair of the Seattle Evaluation Association, and community organizer with the Duwamish Solidarity Group.
As a Latina of Maya descent, I am passionate about working with Black, Indigenous, and communities of color. As a queer non-binary person, I find joy in supporting LGBTQ2S communities. As a child of immigrants, I am rewarded by empowering immigrant and refugee communities. And as a person who cares about the well-being of our society, I am excited to know and build relationships with my clients and the people they serve.
My values consist of the following:
In my personal life, I’m a cat mom, with two curious black cats who enjoy Zoom meetings more than I. I enjoy traveling and immersing myself in new cultures. I’m an avid reader and love food. Although I’m not the best cook, I enjoy exploring new recipes and engaging in culinary experiments. My most recent recipe excursion consists of Pepian de Pollo, a prominent dish from my Guatemalan culture.