Elizabeth Taylor-Schiro - Biidabinikwe (St. Croix Chippewa/Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe) is a PhD student in the Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development department at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, focusing on the intersections of evaluation, public health, and policy. She holds a Master’s degree from the University of Minnesota in Educational Policy and Leadership, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin in Human Development and Family Studies. She is passionate about Maternal and Child Health equity, Social Justice advocacy, and Educational development. Her current roles allow her to put these passions into practice as the Communications Director for Minnesota Freedom Fund, Research Assistant for the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Community Integration, Perinatal Educator for Division of Indian Work’s Ninde Doula program, and an Independent Evaluation and Research Consultant assisting organizations with culturally-reflexive, equity-focused, and community-driven research and evaluation strategies. Her aim is to lead efforts forward for evaluation within policy and government that is community-centered, self-reflexive, and works across systems to address issues of power and bias, while prioritizing decolonization and transformative research and evaluation approaches.
Chapter Co-Director, Twin Cities