Dr. Beth Boulay understands that practitioners need evidence with which to make critical decisions about how to meet the needs of those they serve, and non-profit organizations need ways to integrate their evidence building strategy with their overall business strategy. Since 2008, and including time working with Project Evident, she has been working directly with non-profits to improve their capacity to build evidence and use it in decision making. She sees opportunities to use robust evaluation tools and methods to generate that evidence, leveraging over 20 years of experience designing and conducting evaluations of education programs that provide actionable evidence to program staff, practitioners, and policy makers. She understands the opportunities and challenges of conducting field-based evaluations and of integrating program goals and evidence building. Since 2006, she has worked with the U.S. Department of Education and over 200 of their grantees to incorporate evaluation methods into their implementation of innovative approaches to improving education. She works to build on this experience to grow the ways in which rigorous evaluation tools can be deployed for the benefit of practitioners and those they serve. She holds a doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.