Liz Matson has worked extensively in program evaluation and the facilitation of organizational change. With a particular focus on the impact of public and private policy on under-represented and minority communities, her work sites have included school districts, national educational organizations, small non-profits, community collaborations, and local government. She has experience in a range of sectors, including education, heath and human services, literacy and linguistics, low-income and other marginalized populations, leadership studies, early childhood, disability and independent living, organizational development, strategic planning, and collaborative initiatives, in both urban and rural settings. She believes that program evaluation must offer the client the opportunity to build capacity internally and within the larger community, and her work underscores that belief. Liz has experience with a variety of evaluation approaches, including outcome and impact evaluation, process and implementation evaluation, formative evaluation, participatory and action research. She holds an MS in Applied Linguistics from Georgetown University and is working toward a PhD in Education Policy from UC Berkeley.