Andrea Steigerwald, M.A.
Andrea Steigerwald, M.A., is a Research Associate at PRE. Ms. Steigerwald graduated from Simon Fraser University with an M.A. in Cultural Anthropology. Her master’s degree included designing and implementing a community based participatory research project involving focus groups and interviews with non-profit staff, government officials, and social movement leaders in La Paz, Bolivia. In her prior position as a Research Evaluation Analyst for Multnomah County Youth and Family services, Ms. Steigerwald supported both quantitative and qualitative evaluation for the SUN Service System. While working for Multnomah County, Ms. Rogers also co-facilitated a performance management/theory of change process in collaboration with partner agencies. At PRE, Ms. Steigerwald manages a variety of projects, and recently collaborated with early learning hubs across Oregon to identify the care preferences of underserved populations. She also currently manages the evaluation of Title III and Title V Department of Education grants which are awarded to institutions of higher education that serve low-income students and/or Hispanic students. Other examples of projects include the evaluation of ODE’s Statewide English Learner Program (HB 3499), the Hawaii Department of Education 21st Century Community Learning Centers grantees, and a Multnomah County Library Youth Services needs assessment. Ms. Steigerwald is passionate about culturally responsive evaluation methodologies and a participatory approach to evaluation. She also values making data more accessible and engaging to stakeholders, and utilizes data visualization tools to write dynamic reports, summarize key findings in engaging handouts, posters, and infographics, and to present findings at community stakeholder meetings. Ms. Steigerwald has lived and worked abroad extensively and has a high proficiency in Spanish and Dutch.