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Velez, Christine

Christine Velez

Senior Evaluator
  • Center for Collaborative Education Leadership


Primary Phone:720-476-6237

Christine has more than 23 years of experience in program evaluation. For most of her career, Christine’s work and interests have been focused on housing, education and work on behalf of vulnerable populations. She has collaborated with stakeholders around Colorado to ensure the perspectives of all our state’s communities are represented. As a native Spanish speaker, Christine’s work with monolingual Spanish speaking communities is invaluable to ensuring evaluation is also inclusive of the Latino voice. Her experience has included conducting interviews and focus groups with a range of Spanish speaking stakeholders such as child care providers, parents, the business community and elected officials. Christine also coordinated and worked as a translator for the U.S.-Nicaragua Housing Policy Leadership Forum.

Her areas of expertise include designing and managing databases, synthesizing and analyzing quantitative data, and geographic mapping. She has analyzed and mapped complex administrative data sets including U.S. Census, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Colorado Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. She has produced thematic maps that informed policy discussion for several projects. She collaborated with the Center on Network Science to conduct a social network analysis of the Kids Count Grantee Network for the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Areas of Expertise

Evaluation for Programs in:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Housing & Homelessness
  • Office of Native American Programs

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • M.A.Sociology, Michigan State University
  • B.A.Human Relations, St. Joseph’s College


  • American Evaluation Association
  • Colorado Translators Association
  • GIS Colorado

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