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Martena Reed

Senior Evaluation Manager, Economic Opportunities Program

Martena Reed is an evaluation researcher with expertise in implementation, multi-site, and systems change evaluation.

Ms. Reed is an evaluation researcher with expertise in implementation, multi-site, and systems change evaluation. She previously worked at the Urban Institute and led studies on community engagement in public planning, public housing programs, and programs for people experiencing homelessness. Prior to Urban, Martena served as an evaluation program officer for a national foundation, training and building the capacity of community leaders and youth to conduct research and facilitating a place-based, participatory evaluation of community engaged programs. She has experience with community-engaged research, designing and conducting evaluations of programs integrating positive youth development and workforce development practices, and systems change initiatives in various fields. Martena has a Master of Social Work with a focus in policy analysis and program evaluation from the University of Michigan.