Cara Karter

Human Services Policy Research
Program Evaluation
Data Analysis & Visualization
Logic Models & Theory of Change
Process & Strategy Mapping

Passion thrives here.

I thrive in an environment which emphasizes independent responsibility, a collective sense of urgency and passion for the work, and a commitment to the recognition of the shared nature of success which expands to include values of humility, authenticity, and generosity.

In my current role as a Data & Research Manager at the civic tech nonprofit mRelief I am responsible for:

  • Qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Quantitative data collection and analysis
  • Tracking food stamps policy and updating eligibility code
  • Facilitating SNAP policy training and technical assistance
  • Managing continuous quality improvement processes
  • Using SQL to write queries and populate dashboards
  • Conducting research to inform organizational strategy
  • Writing blog posts and other content

Professionally trained.

MEd Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics, and Assessment
B.S. Social and Economic Development Policy

I leverage my training in data analysis, evaluation, human-centered design, and communications to drive organizational learning and program effectiveness.

Field tested.

I've driven success in small and large roles on projects funded by:

  • UCAN Chicago
  • Alliance for Community Empowerment
  • Surge Institute
  • All Stars Project, Inc.
  • Chicago Department of Family & Support Services
  • Illinois Coronavirus Response Fund
  • The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation