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Category Archives: PDA Staff

In November, Lara Rubinyi joined the PDA team as an Associate Evaluator. Lara received her Master of International Public Affairs degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before joining PDA, Lara worked with [rp] Collective in Kathmandu, Nepal to build healthy, community-focused urban plans. She has experience conducting large-scale research and evaluations on STEM education, child [...]

Emma Ramsbottom Wagner, Associate Evaluator In May, Emma joined the PDA team as an Associate Evaluator. Emma just received her Master of Arts degree in Evaluation Studies from the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining PDA, Emma served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member at the Hispanic Committee of Virginia, spent several years coordinating and developing [...]

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In January we welcomed Mark DiPasquale to our team. Mark will be serving as a Senior Developer. Prior to joining PDA, Mark worked as a Systems Developer at Capella University, where he supported marketing initiatives for prospective learners in a fast-paced agile environment. As a full-stack developer experienced with a variety of architectures and technologies, [...]

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A handful of PDA staff are heading to Chicago tomorrow for the American Evaluation Association’s annual conference. Check out our presentations below. We hope to see you there!   From tragic to magic: Building organizational capacity to produce high-quality data visualizations, reports, and presentations. An ignite presentation by Angie Ficek on Wed, Nov 11 at [...]

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In August and September, we welcomed two new members to the PDA team and welcomed back one familiar face.   Andy Hajrovic, Business Analyst Andy will be serving as PDA’s first Business Analyst.  Prior to joining PDA, Andy worked as a Project Manager at Optum-UnitedHealth Group where he aided in remediating, managing, and implementing wellness [...]

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In March we welcomed Andy Raddatz to the PDA team. Andy will be serving as our Senior Developer. Prior to joining PDA, Andy worked as a Senior Developer at The Nerdery where he gained invaluable experience as a lead on several different teams working with varied software platforms. Andy is a full-stack developer with a [...]

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The welcome is a bit delayed, but we would like to share our delight in having Heather Zook join the PDA team as an Associate Evaluator. Heather will graduate in May with a Master of Arts degree in Evaluation Studies from the University of Minnesota. Prior to starting at PDA, Heather worked as a Clinical [...]

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PDA’s trend of baby boys continues! Emily and her husband Chad welcomed their first child into the world on Saturday, May 3rd at 12:29am. Gabriel Joseph Nowariak weighed a healthy 8 pounds 5 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. The three of them are at home getting to know one another, and at least one [...]

My husband David and I welcomed a healthy baby boy on December 25, 2013. Jack Vincent Ficek was born just over an hour after we checked into the hospital… good thing I listened to my husband when he said, “We should probably go.” Jack is a beautifully bald and blue-eyed baby, and we can’t get [...]

We are excited to share that PDA’s Chief Operating Officer, Harlan Luxenberg, and his wife Paula welcomed a beautiful baby boy into the world. Everett Doron Luxenberg was born at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, October 2. Everyone is doing well and enjoying getting to know each other. Everett looks very much like his older brother [...]

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