Yana joined the CPC Learning Network in July 2020 as a Senior Program Officer providing technical support for the Child Protection Area of Responsibility Help Desks. She comes with over five years of experience developing research tools and collecting and analyzing data. In addition to research and evaluation, she has six years of experience developing, implementing, and managing programs for young people and their families in the United States.
Prior to joining the CPC Learning Network, Yana worked as a Research Associate at Action Research in New York City conducting mixed-methods research, evaluation, and strategic analysis projects to improve social services for children, youth, and families.
Yana previously worked for the CPC Learning Network supporting several evaluations of life skills programs for women and girls. Among other research projects, she led the data collection for an evaluation of a program designed for women during and after their pregnancies in Liberia, coordinated the qualitative evaluation of a gender-based violence prevention program for adolescent girls in Ethiopia, and supported a randomized controlled trial that evaluated social, health, and economic asset building programs for adolescent girls in Zambia.
She received her B.A. in Biology/Environmental Studies from UC Santa Cruz and her MPH from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.