Catherine Cutler Institute

Elora Way

Research Analyst II: Children, Youth, and Families Program

Office Location

303 Wishcamper Center, Portland Campus




Elora brings to the Data Innovation Project multifaceted experience working within and supporting nonprofit organizations and their boards, from Maine to New Mexico. She is both empathic toward the challenges they face and motivated to explore realistic ways to use data to improve their capacity and outcomes. Elora has experience in program design and implementation, community organizing, and strategic planning, with particular skill in applied research situated in a social justice framework. 


Areas of Expertise

Program design and implementation, applied research, monitoring and evaluation, grant reporting, and the effective dissemination of research findings situated in a social impact framework.



MA in Community Development and Planning and a BA in International Development and Social Change from Clark University.