Jeffrey Xavier has been working in the evaluation field since 2009. His interest in evaluation began while studying Applied Sociology at UMass Boston. After receiving his Master of Arts in 2009, he and his wife moved to Western Massachusetts and he began working at SageFox. Since beginning his work here, he has been involved in the evaluation of a wide variety of projects, most of which were designed to engage underrepresented students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. He has enjoyed employing his training in the social sciences to provide feedback that has both improved these programs and described their successes and, in some cases, contribute to the research literature. Jeff’s evaluation work has focused on teacher professional development and undergraduate academic support programs in STEM. The majority of his work has dealt with broadening participation in computing fields. When not working for SageFox, Jeff enjoys a variety of hobbies, including running his wood burning, home improvement, auto repair and attempting to fix just about anything that’s broken to avoid having to call in the “professionals”—all the while trying to keep up with his wife and two young children.
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