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Kathleen Gygi, Ph.D.
Senior Evaluator

Kathleen Gygi Currently works at the University of New Mexico ECHO project.

She is an interdisciplinary educator and evaluator with a deep understanding of evidence-based practice and why it matters. Her work experience in participatory planning and human-centered design leads her clients to clear knowledge and decision making.  Her passion for collaboration and community building combined with powerful virtual tools supports a place matters perspective valuable in many contexts.

Kathleen has been involved with numerous projects, a few of which include:

  • Engaging staff at a public garden in evaluation capacity building activities
  • Facilitating action planning for an emergent coalition of Albuquerque nonprofits
  • Escorting young leaders from Central Asia on a tour of local innovation and economic development resources
  • Supporting University of New Mexico faculty in developing proposals for external research funding


Before returning to New Mexico from the Pacific Northwest, she worked for a Portland-based consulting firm as an evaluator of energy efficiency programs and as an on-call consultant for the visitor and evaluation studies group at a large science museum. She is an adjunct online instructor in an accelerated sustainability MBA program.