Futch_Valerie_150x143_2_1858Hello! I am a senior evaluation faculty member at the Center for Creative Leadership. I focus on early leadership development and conducting developmental, formative, and summative evaluations of a variety of leadership development initiatives for youth. I greatly enjoy helping our partners think through their theories of change, develop responsive logic models, and understand the impact their programs have and how they can continue to improve and develop. My broader research interests are on settings for adolescent development, including after-school programs, classrooms, and interpersonal relationships. I want to know how we can design settings that are responsive to the identity development and opportunity inherent in adolescents. Currently, I seek to explore that question in the context of leadership development programs and settings. We partner with local organizations, national efforts, independent schools, and many other youth-serving groups around the world. I would be excited to work with you!