Note: As of February 2013, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Evaluation Fellowship Program has closed. More information about the program can be found at

Emerging Fellows Page

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Evaluation Fellows Program is designed to diversify the evaluation field by providing individuals from historically disadvantaged and underrepresented communities with the necessary skills and training to become program evaluators. The Evaluation Fellows program invites US born early-career professionals who have graduated from a master’s or doctoral degree program within the last three years to apply for a one-year, full-time fellowship with an organization that specializes in evaluation. Individuals from historically disadvantaged and underrepresented communities include ethnic or racial minorities, those from low-income communities, individuals who are the first in their family to attend college, or others who have been historically underrepresented in the evaluation field. The program’s ultimate goal is to infuse the evaluation field with well-trained individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives to meet the increasing diversity of programs and communities that the profession serves.

To be eligible for the fellowship, emerging professionals must:

  • Have obtained a master’s or doctoral degree within the last three years;
  • Have limited professional experience and training in evaluation; and
  • Be from a historically underrepresented and disadvantaged community.

We will select up to seven emerging professionals for a one-year fellowship. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

We currently do not have an open call for applications. Please check back for program updates.

Frequently Asked Questions

* All applications should be posted no later than 5pm EDT.

Jessica Milton, is a researcher whose background and area of expertise includes teacher leadership, teacher preparation, and program evaluation. Ms.

Kenya Love grew up in the North East area of Omaha, NE, which is heavily impacted by extreme poverty, high crime rates, and poorer educational outcomes than surrounding communities

Lela Strong has been interested in the individual, social and environmental factors that influence human behavior and lifestyle choices throughout her academic career.

Candace Sibley’s life has been marked by the words that her parents passed on to her, “You must strive to reach higher, and be better”.

Having experienced many of the challenges faced by disadvantage and underserved communities in Los Angeles County, Jose Reyes developed a passion and personal commitment for social service.

Adina Wright is driven by a passion to support programs focused on empowering all youth to maximize their academic and professional potential.

Krystal Tomlin recently graduated with a M.P.H. from the University of Florida with a concentration in social and behavioral sciences.

Lauren Ramsey received her undergraduate degree in physiology from Michigan State University.

Monica Getahun became interested in the field of public health at a very young age.

Afabwaje Jatau credits who she is to her Christian upbringing and Nigerian roots. Both of these influences have been instrumental in shaping her perspective on life.

Denise E. Herrera is a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Denise grew up in a large Hispanic family, and is a first generation college student.

Natalie Marie Alizaga was born in San Francisco, California.

Jill Jim belongs to the Diné (Navajo) American Indian Tribe, and she is of the Reed People Clan, and born of the Red-Running-Into-The-Water Clan.

Summer Jackson's experience as an individual of color has been one of trials and triumph. Summer grew up as a gifted child in a setting that was educationally homogenous, and developed a tough

Katrina Herbert is a native of Kalamazoo, Michigan. One of six children, she credits her parents for her passion for education and community service.

Domingo José Moronta has developed and implemented programs drawing on the creative strength of adolescents to address education, nutrition, and physical activity barriers.