Carrie S. Liston is dedicated to helping programs and organizations increase their impact through evaluation. Liston has over 17 years of experience in program evaluation, with a focus on culturally responsive evaluation practices. She brings significant expertise in conducting evaluations of informal programs that promote equity in K–20 STEM education and advance inclusiveness. She specializes in logic model development, evaluation design, qualitative and mixed-methods, youth development, and data visualization.
Liston leads evaluations of the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment and SciGirls in the National Parks. Other projects have included evaluations for NASA@ My Library, Women in Parks, National Girls Collaborative Project, and Techbridge Girls.
Liston co-authored “Lessons Learned from NASA STEM Workshops for High-Impact Professional Development” and Evaluating Promising Practices in Informal STEM Education for Girls. She has also coauthored articles published in the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement and the Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering.
Liston holds a BA in Psychology from Occidental College and an MS in Educational Psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder.