Graciela Leal

Monitoring & Evaluation Manager / Program Manager Latin America

Graciela received an M.A. in Sociology of Education, from Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development in New York University. She holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from ITESO University in Guadalajara, Mexico, with an emphasis in educational interventions, communication theory and social research. She has extensive professional experience as Program Manager, Project Designer and Researcher combining research in communications and education with hands-on work. During her time at the Trompo Magico Interactive Museum in Guadalajara, Mexico she designed scientific dissemination workshops and museological content for exhibits. She has worked at ITESO University as a Researcher, Assistant Program Manager and Facilitator for an at-risk youth national program in rural and urban vocational high schools. She also has experience in other formal and non-formal educational settings such as distance learning programs and community work. During her time at New York University she worked as a research assistant conducting qualitative data collection and analysis. Graciela also carried out monitoring and evaluation activities to analyze the impact of the Entertainment-Education Program My School-My Community in eleven New York City schools. As one of her latest projects she worked in the impact evaluation of the A Ganar program in Central America (Honduras and Guatemala).