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Kassira Absar

Learning and Evaluation Manager

As a Learning and Evaluation Manager, Kassira works to understand in what ways the Bush Foundation is making and supporting impact, while ensuring community is centered in the work. She joined the Bush Foundation in 2022.

Before coming to the Bush Foundation, Kassira was a Senior Consultant at The Improve Group, a research and evaluation firm in St. Paul. She has worked on projects at the local, state, national, and international levels. She has a background in human rights, survey research, community engagement, and both qualitative and quantitative research methods. In her work she focuses on community-centered and equitable evaluation and research practices, with an interest in community engagement in data collection and outreach. Kassira believes the term “with an equity lens” should sunset as our lens should always incorporate equity, access, and be trauma-informed.

In her free time, Kassira loves to read, fall asleep during movies, be outside, practice yogasana, watch reality TV, attempt watercolor painting, and participate in most food-related activities.