Alison LaRocca has spent her career working at the intersection of nonprofit research, senior level advisement and strategy. She is the Managing Director of Luminary Evaluation Group; its mission is to improve the lives of children and families by conducting high-quality, participatory research for funders and nonprofit organizations of every size, capacity and budget who are interested in understanding, articulating and growing their impact. In this role, LaRocca brings her particular expertise in participatory evaluation and human centered design, instrument development, data collection, and quantitative and qualitative data analysis. As an evaluator, she helps clients communicate research effectively to key stakeholders and other broad audiences. Specifically, she supports organization leaders as they work to use data effectively, incorporate evidence-based practices into programs and policies, assess effectiveness and improve outcomes. LaRocca is a graduate of Williams College and holds a Master’s in Elementary Education from Merrimack College.