Measurement, Evaluation & Learning Director, CSM-STAND
Laura Adams is the measurement, evaluation and learning director for the Pact-led CSM-STAND program. Laura is a sociologist and qualitative methodologist with experience in both the practitioner and academic worlds. She specializes in participatory learning, social science communication and applied research within the Democracy, Human Rights and Governance sector and across CSM-STAND program. Previously, she served as senior director for Strategy, Development and Learning at Freedom House in Washington, DC, and she entered the democracy sector when she was a fellow in the Learning Division of the Center of Excellence in Democracy, Human Rights and Governance (DRG Center) at USAID. Prior to that, Laura was in academia for 15 years, most recently at Harvard University as director of the Program on Central Asia and the Caucasus, academic advisor to the M.A. program in Russian, East European and Eurasian area studies, and a lecturer in Sociology.