Extension educator and evaluation director
Current work, research and interests
Samantha Grant serves as the evaluation director at the Center for Youth Development and is based in the Rochester regional office. As part of her work, she has designed and implemented evaluations for youth workers and with youth in the Minnesota 4-H program.
Samantha also brings a solid youth worker background to her evaluation as she has led initiatives to reach new and underserved audiences through the 4-H program. She wants evaluation to be exciting and focuses on teaching others about how to present data effectively through visual reports and presentations.
Academic degrees and experience
- M.A., human development with an emphasis on prevention program design and evaluation, Washington State University.
- B.A., psychology, Augsburg College.
Kelly-Collins, E. & Grant, S. (2020) Minnesota 4-H: State program report. Statewide impact report.
Scott, S., Grant, S., & Nippolt, P.L. (2015, October). Engaging Focus Group Methodology: The 4-H Middle School-Aged Youth Learning and Leading Study. Journal of Extension,53 (5).
Herman, M. & Grant, S. (2015, August). Minnesota 4-H Youth Program Quality Improvement Model. Journal of Extension, 53(4).
Extension Regional Office, Rochester