Irene Velez has over seven years of experience designing and implementing impact evaluations across various sectors in Mexico, Guatemala, Cambodia, Kyrgyzstan, India and Kenya. Her expertise includes experimental and quasi-experimental methods to measure program effectiveness, as well as educating and engaging stakeholders on evaluation design. Irene has extensive experience with large data collection efforts, from designing survey instruments and developing sampling plans, to training survey teams and ensuring high-quality data collection. Prior to joining MSI, she led the implementation of a large-scale randomized controlled trial to measure the impacts of microcredit for women in Northern Mexico. Fluent in Spanish, Irene holds a masters’ degree in international development policy from the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University and a bachelors’ degree in economics from Wellesley College.