After being introduced to program evaluation during my Masters of Sociology Studies at the University of Manitoba, I decided to pursue a career in evaluation, which led me to CES in 2017.
I’ve been actively involved in my CES Chapter, having volunteered as the Professional Development Chair, Chapter Vice-President and President and, most recently, Co-Chair of the National CES Conference in 2022. From these various roles, I have continued to learn about good governance, and how to facilitate and participate in helpful professional development opportunities, and have become more cognizant of the dynamic field of evaluation. Furthermore, I received my Credentialed Evaluator (CE) designation in 2018. Becoming a CE has opened multiple career opportunities for me in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors pertaining to employment opportunities and promotions. With that said, the most valuable aspect of my membership with CES has been the professional relationships and friendships that I have formed.