Natalie Donahue has nearly 10 years of experience in international development and diplomacy providing Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) technical assistance, and supporting program activities and various business development efforts. She is currently the Chief of Evaluation in the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) where she directs the measurement and evaluation of educational and exchange programming. She previously served as the Senior M&E Specialist for the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs' Assistance Coordination Office (NEA/AC), where she was responsible for advising staff and grantees on program design and monitoring activities, designing and managing evaluations, and leading capacity-building efforts within the Bureau. Prior to joining the Department of State, she served as DevTech Systems, Inc’s Director of Business Development, where she provided technical assistance on various Department of State M&E-related projects.
Having lived and worked in many countries, she possesses the ability to collaborate with people from diverse backgrounds. She has conducted evaluations in 10 countries: Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, and the West Bank. A proud Columbus, Ohio native, Natalie has a Master's in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Marketing – both from The Ohio State University. She is a native English speaker, and speaks Arabic and French at an intermediate level. She also currently serves on the Board of the Washington Evaluators as the Membership Chair.
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