Cutler Institute

Sarah Goan

Senior Research Associate: Children, Youth, and Families Program

Office Location

241 WishcamperCenter, Portland Campus

Phone

207-780-4808

Profile

Sarah Goan directs the Data Innovation Project at Cutler, an initiative focused on building the data-informed capacity of Maine’s mission driven organizations. She has over a decade of experience in evaluation and research related to programs that enhance child and family well-being. Sarah has a passion for analyzing and sharing data in compelling ways that engage non-data stakeholders in telling the “story” of evaluation. She is a self-proclaimed data nerd and avid gardener.

Areas of Expertise

  • Research and evaluation
  • Data analysis and visulaliation
  • Facilitation and consulting
  • Technical assistance and training
  • Child and family well-being (mental health,substance abuse, trauma-informed care)
Education: 

 Master’s in Public Policy degree from The George Washington University’s Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, and B.A. in Political Science and Latin American Studies from Tufts University