Meet Our Experts

Midwest Evaluation has assembled a team of senior-level social scientists. Collectively, this team has over 100 years of experience in community psychology, public administration, economic development, program management, and adult education with a focus on research, program evaluation, policy analysis, and technical assistance. The Midwest Evaluation team is prepared to help its partner non-profit organizations successfully compete for federal funding by utilizing its full complement of employees, consultants, and strategic relationships to implement projects of any scale.

Chelsea Knight, A.A.S.

Executive Support Specialist

Chelsea is from Lebo, KS, and moved to Emporia to pursue a degree from Flint Hills Technical College. She completed her Associate's Degree in Hospitality and Culinary Arts. She currently serves at Midwest Evaluation as an Executive Support Specialist and brings to this position a variety of skills and experience acquired over the years while working in an array of positions and fields.

Mariah Michaelis

Tracking Assistant

Mariah is from Hutchinson, KS and moved to Emporia to pursue a B.S. in Psychology with a concentration in Communications at Emporia State University. She then plans to pursue an M.S. in Clinical Psychology at Emporia State University. She currently serves at Midwest Evaluation as a Tracking Assistant, eager to expand her knowledge and offer support wherever it is needed

Megan Newman

Tracking Assistant

Megan is from Goddard, KS, and moved to Emporia to pursue a B.S. in Psychology with a concentration in Art at Emporia State University. She then plans to pursue an M.S. in Art Therapy at Emporia State University. She currently serves at Midwest Evaluation as a Tracking Assistant, eager to expand her knowledge and offer support wherever it is needed.

Cherub Nicholls

Tracking Assistant

Cherub is a Tracking Assistant with Midwest Evaluation, interacting with English and Spanish-speaking participants. Before joining MER, Cherub worked as a Spanish Medical Interpreter, traveled often, and lived abroad.

Olivia Jacobo

Tracking Assistant

Olivia earned her BA in History and is currently pursuing an MA in Education at Rowan University. With over nine years of experience and several technical certificates, Olivia brings her diligence, efficiency, and digital prowess to MER. In her role as Tracking Assistant, she serves communities by connecting nonprofits to their Hispanophone clientele and conducting study participant surveys in both English and Spanish.

Kamryn Dold

Tracking Assistant

Kamryn is from Emporia, KS. She joins Midwest Evaluation as a Tracking Assistant, conducting participant surveys. She is eager to provide help wherever she can and learn new things every day. 

Scarlett Ocasio

Tracking Assistant

Careers

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