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Associate Director of Research and Program Evaluation

Gabrielle L’Esperance, Ph.D.

Gabrielle L’Esperance is a qualitative researcher and program evaluator who is passionate about magnifying diverse populations’ voices through narrative-based research.


As a program evaluator for national and local foundations, she has extensive experience evaluating programs that build nonprofit organizations’ and professionals’ capacity – drawing focus to the experiences of marginalized and minority populations.

Gabby holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration from the University of Nebraska – Omaha.  She also holds and Masters and Bachelors from James Madison University.  Gabby is an instructor at UNO, where she teaches courses on nonprofit management.