Role at FSG
As an associate director, Efrain helps clients use evaluation as a tool for learning and strategic refinement. Currently, Efrain is working with a national foundation in an ongoing evaluation for a cross-community effort to increase college attainment among Latinos in the U.S. Efrain is also helping an influential health organization learn about the ways in which their strategic plan is being implemented and suggesting refinements to their strategy moving forward. He also develops conference sessions, blogs posts, and webinars that increase evaluators’ cultural competency when working with the Latino and the LGBTQ communities.
Prior to joining FSG, Efrain conducted field research and evaluation in Central America for the Seattle International Foundation. Efrain also worked for the Department of State, where he implemented a performance measurement system for the visa section of the U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara, Mexico. During graduate school, he conducted research on evaluation best practices for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
- University of Washington, Evans School of Public Affairs, MPA; Daniel J. Evans Student Leadership Award
- Universidad Panamericana in Guadalajara Mexico, Business School, B.A. with honors in International Business and Management
- Member, American Evaluation Association
- Member, honors society Pi Alpha Alpha of the National Association of School of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)
On working at FSG
“My upbringing in Capilla de Guadalupe, a small town in Mexico, exposed me to the struggles of poverty from an early age. These experiences made me passionate about making social change happen. Now, thanks to FSG, I have the privilege of working with leading organizations to find the best approaches to help people in need, people like the citizens in my hometown.
“I work with FSG because everyone here shares a passion and interest for social change. I work at FSG because I can use my expertise to help foundations, corporations, and nonprofits tackle the world’s toughest problems. Here, I can provide our clients with strategic learning and evaluation tools that help them ask the questions that matter, so they can find the answers that can help them increase their social impact.”