- B.A., Political Science, Yale University
M.P.P., University of Chicago Harris School
Rory Neuner is the Learning Officer at the Boston-based Barr Foundation. In this work, Rory supports efforts to gauge the Foundation’s impact and support ongoing learning. In addition, Rory supports Barr’s Sector Effectiveness work, focusing on efforts that aim to strengthen the region’s nonprofit and philanthropic infrastructure.
Prior to joining Barr, Rory served as the Evaluation Officer at the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, where she developed capacity building programming to strengthen evaluation and learning practice and advance equitable evaluation across the Fund’s ecosystem of grantees and consultants. Prior to philanthropy, Rory worked as an evaluation and public policy consultant, working across sectors on transportation, mobility justice, environmental, and health policy issues.
Rory is engaged in national conversations about evaluation and learning, and currently co-chairs the American Evaluation Association (AEA) LGBTQ working group. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island with her wife and daughter.
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