Julia Coffman

Executive Director
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Julia Coffman (she/hers) is co-Executive Director of the Center for Evaluation Innovation and founded the organization in 2009. For 25 years she has worked with philanthropy on approaches to strategy, evaluation, and learning. Julia leads the organization’s evaluation work and has particular expertise in evaluating advocacy, policy, and power-building efforts, emphasizing learning that helps organizations to adapt and continuously improve. For 15 years prior to founding CEI, she led evaluation efforts at the Harvard Family Research Project, a research and evaluation organization at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Julia has a graduate degree in justice studies from Arizona State University and an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.