Welcoming Our New Research Assistants

August 2, 2022 | Evident Change

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Last summer Evident Change launched an exciting effort: our first nationwide recruitment of bachelor’s-level interns through doctoral candidates to join us as research assistants. Our aim was to enhance Evident Change’s role in growing new researchers in the social justice space and to support the organization’s mission of promoting  just and equitable social systems.

Our first recruitment effort resulted in five bachelor’s-level interns, two doctoral research assistants (DRAs), and one master’s-level graduate research assistant (GRA) joining our team in the summer of 2021.

Further showing the success of that effort, five people from our first cohort have joined Evident Change in permanent positions.

During recruitment for our second cohort, we received almost 300 applications! After thorough review and many interviews, we offered assistantships to three extremely qualified individuals. These team members will be supporting efforts related to Evident Change’s child welfare and juvenile justice work. The assistants is to develop, or support development of, at least one product (e.g., tool, publication, etc.) that both benefits their program(s) and builds their educational expectations, resumes, and/or curriculum vitae.

We are very excited to welcome Natalie Cholula, Denise Hernandez, and Daniel Sintim (pictured left to right below) to the Evident Change team. You can read more about Natalie, Denise, and Daniel, as well as our other research assistants, on their staff page.


Evident Change research assistants